Date: 7/8/17 2:14 pm
From: Joe Coleman via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Banshee Reeks (Lo Co) bird walk Sat. July 8
Ten of us had a nice bird walk at the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve this
morning with several very active and vocal White-eyed Vireos and
Yellow-breasted Chats as the highlights of the walk. We also had several
Prairie Warblers and Field Sparrows singing in a variety of locations as
well as alarm call, a rapid whip call constantly repeating, that we did not
recognize but a couple of us thought might be from some kind of thrush.
Indigo Buntings were esp. vocal from a number of different perches and one
that was singing in the top of a tree next to the parking lot at 7:45 am was
still going strong at 11 am. While many of the birds were pretty active
until 9:15/9:30 am, they were much less so after that. Fortunately several
butterflies including a couple of Common Wood Nymphs and several swallowtail
species came along after that.

For a complete list of the birds observed at Banshee Reeks see the eBird
report below.

The regular monthly free bird walk (every 2nd Sat) at the Banshee Reeks
Nature preserve is sponsored by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy (
<> & the Friends of
Banshee Reeks ( <> );
information on both and their upcoming events can be found on their

Good birding!

Joe Coleman, Jane Yocom, Del Sargent, & Mary Ann Good

Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, Loudoun, Virginia, US Jul 8, 2017 7:45 AM -
10:45 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.9 mile(s)

Comments: Regular monthly (every 2nd Sat.) bird walk by Loudoun Wildlife
and FOBR; led by Joe Coleman and Jane Yocom assisted by Del Sargent & Mary
Ann Good.

51 species

Black Vulture 6

Turkey Vulture 2

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 6

Mourning Dove 4

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 4

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4

Red-bellied Woodpecker 4

Downy Woodpecker 3

Hairy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 1

Pileated Woodpecker 3

Eastern Wood-Pewee 6

Acadian Flycatcher 5

Eastern Phoebe 2

Great Crested Flycatcher 1

Eastern Kingbird 1

White-eyed Vireo 6

Red-eyed Vireo 6

Blue Jay 3

American Crow 2

Fish Crow 4

Tree Swallow 6

Carolina Chickadee 4

Tufted Titmouse 3

White-breasted Nuthatch 3

Carolina Wren 2

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6

Eastern Bluebird 4

Wood Thrush 5

American Robin 7

Gray Catbird 1

Brown Thrasher 3

Northern Mockingbird 4

European Starling 6

Cedar Waxwing 1

Louisiana Waterthrush 1

Common Yellowthroat 4

Prairie Warbler 3

Yellow-breasted Chat 5

Chipping Sparrow 1

Field Sparrow 6

Eastern Towhee 3

Scarlet Tanager 1

Northern Cardinal 8

Blue Grosbeak 2

Indigo Bunting 8 A male that was singing at the top of a tree
bordering the parking lot was singing when we met at 7:45 am & was still
singing when we left at 11 am.

Common Grackle 2

Brown-headed Cowbird 1

Orchard Oriole 4

American Goldfinch 10

View this checklist online at

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3

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