Date: 7/2/17 12:26 pm
From: Larry Meade via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Dyke Marsh, Jul 2, 2017
At least 20 people came out for the weekly bird walk at Dyke Marsh sponsored by the Friends of Dyke Marsh and free and open to all. It was a bit warm, but birds and their babies continued to be active. We found the three babies on the Osprey nest at the marina. They are ready to fledge any day now. We heard that they have already taken some short practice flights. At the beginning of Haul Road we encountered a family of Great-crested Flycatchers. Three fledglings were on a branch high in a tree lined up in a row waiting to be fed. We later watched Eastern Kingbirds coming to a nest to feed three very hungry babies who look like they were all mouth, Both typed of Oriole were around and we also heard a Marsh Wren,

Larry Meade
Vienna, VA

Subject: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh, Jul 2, 2017

Dyke Marsh, Fairfax, Virginia, US
Jul 2, 2017 8:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.3 mile(s)
47 species

Canada Goose 150
Mallard 40
Double-crested Cormorant 8
Great Blue Heron 10
Great Egret 26
Osprey 14
Bald Eagle 2
Ring-billed Gull 10
Caspian Tern 2
Mourning Dove 7
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Heard only
Chimney Swift 4
Belted Kingfisher 1 Heard only
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 7
Eastern Kingbird 15
Warbling Vireo 6
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 1
Fish Crow 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 13
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 10
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Marsh Wren 1 Heard
Carolina Wren 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 15
American Robin 10
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 12
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 16
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Common Grackle 16
Orchard Oriole 2
Baltimore Oriole 6
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 10
House Sparrow 7

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