Date: 8/27/17 12:22 pm
From: Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mason Neck State Park, Fairfax County
Five birders enjoyed a beautiful morning at Mason Neck State Park, with views of Belmont Bay and a walk on the Bayview Trail. Highlights were several very busy and viewable Red-eyed Vireos, a good number of Eastern Wood-Pewees, and an otherwise lovely Prothonotary Warbler missing its tail feathers during molt. Five Wood Ducks flew across the wetland and four Bald Eagles put in appearances. We also enjoyed several juvenile Eastern Bluebirds in the picnic area, some of which were rather scruffy. The teen-age look, perhaps.

Thanks to the Mason Neck Park staff for trimming trees and shrubs at the Bayview observation blind. The view is much better!

This walk was sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia.

Dixie Sommers

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Subject: eBird Report - Mason Neck SP--Bay View Trail, Aug 27, 2017

Mason Neck SP--Bay View Trail, Fairfax, Virginia, US Aug 27, 2017 8:37 AM - 10:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.95 mile(s)
37 species

Canada Goose 92
Wood Duck 5
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Osprey 2
Bald Eagle 4
Ring-billed Gull 3
Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 9
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 13
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Eastern Bluebird 7
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 10
Cedar Waxwing 3
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 8
Northern Cardinal 4
Common Grackle 3
American Goldfinch 10

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