Date: 7/3/17 2:15 pm From: Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
Although today wasn't the holiday, we drew 35 birders to the Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk. It makes one wonder who was minding the store. We tallied 50 species with the same Yellow-crowned Night Heron we had last week still hanging around. A lone Orchard Oriole made a couple of our gang happy, and the full compliment of summer Woodpeckers filled out the list. Canada Goose 15 Wood Duck 14 Mallard 4 Great Blue Heron 8 Great Egret 1 Green Heron 9 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1 Osprey 1 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Mourning Dove 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 4 Barred Owl 1 Chimney Swift 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Red-headed Woodpecker 3 Red-bellied Woodpecker 5 Downy Woodpecker 4 Hairy Woodpecker 2 Northern Flicker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 2 Eastern Wood-Pewee 5 Acadian Flycatcher 6 Eastern Phoebe 5 Great Crested Flycatcher 5 Eastern Kingbird 7 Red-eyed Vireo 5 American Crow 1 Fish Crow 2 crow sp. 2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2 Tree Swallow 10 Barn Swallow 7 Carolina Chickadee 12 Tufted Titmouse 6 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Carolina Wren 10 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3 Eastern Bluebird 6 American Robin 26 Gray Catbird 2 Prothonotary Warbler 3 Common Yellowthroat 6 Eastern Towhee 2 Northern Cardinal 8 Indigo Bunting 3 Red-winged Blackbird 25 Common Grackle 15 Orchard Oriole 1 American Goldfinch 10 House Sparrow 2
The Monday Morning Birdwalk has been a weekly event at Huntley Meadows since 1985. It takes place every week, rain or shine (except during electrical storms, strong winds, or icy trails), at 7AM (8AM from November through March), is free of charge, requires no reservation, and is open to all. Birders meet in the parking lot at the Park's entrance at 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA. Questions should be directed to Park staff during normal business hours at (703)768-2525.