Date: 7/16/17 12:57 pm
From: Kristine Lansing via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 07/16/2017 (Fairfax County)

Following is the tally from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which identified 29 species.  The walk was quieter than in recent weeks, despite the milder temperature and low humidity.  Interestingly, no Great Crested Flycatchers were observed.  Larger numbers of Canada Geese and Cormorants, however, were sighted than has been the norm; among the geese were some decent-sized juveniles.
The group meets on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in front of the snack bar/concession stand of the Great Falls Park visitors' center.  All birders are welcome!
Canada Goose  40
Mallard  7
Double-crested Cormorant  20
Great Blue Heron  8
Black Vulture  17
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1    Auditory
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2    Auditory
Pileated Woodpecker  1    Auditory
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1    Auditory
Red-eyed Vireo  3    Auditory
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  8
Tree Swallow  1
swallow sp.  2
Carolina Chickadee  1    Auditory
Tufted Titmouse  10
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  5
Eastern Bluebird  2
Wood Thrush  2    One visual, one auditory
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Chipping Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  7
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1
American Goldfinch  1

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