Date: 7/2/17 12:14 pm
From: Kristine Lansing via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 07/02/2017 (Fairfax County)

Following is the tally from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which identified 38 species.  Worthy of particular note were the number of juvenile birds observed, particularly among the Great Crested Flycatchers and the Red-Eyed Vireos.  Also sighted:  a crayfish (sp. unknown, winter plumage?!) ambling along the woodland trail.
A REMINDER:  The group meets on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. but, effective Sunday July 2, has started to kick off the walk in front of the snack bar/concession stand of the Great Falls Park visitors' center (instead of in the parking lot).  All birders are welcome!
Canada Goose  3
American Black Duck  2
Mallard  3
Double-crested Cormorant  5
Great Blue Heron  7
Black Vulture  17
Turkey Vulture  5
Ring-billed Gull  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  3    Auditory
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1    Auditory
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  10    Among the great crested flycatchers were a number of juveniles.
Warbling Vireo  3    Auditory
Red-eyed Vireo  6    Most of the red-eyed vireo sightings were eyes on; among them were a number of juveniles.
American Crow  3
Fish Crow  3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  4
Tree Swallow  6
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  9
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5
Wood Thrush  1    Auditory
Northern Parula  1    Auditory
Chipping Sparrow  3    Auditory
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  8
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  5    A mix of visual and auditory.
Common Grackle  3
Orchard Oriole  3
Baltimore Oriole  3
American Goldfinch  6

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