Date: 8/28/17 12:19 pm From: Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
Twenty-five birders took part in this morning's Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk. We tallied 54 species, with a Kingbird chasing a Pileated Woodpecker, no Canada Geese!, probably the same Double-crested Cormorant that has been hanging around still with us, and a fairly large grouping of Wood Ducks dominating the water fowl species as autumn begins to show its presence at Huntley. Wood Duck 11 Mallard 1 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Great Blue Heron 8 Great Egret 5 Green Heron 6 Black Vulture 3 Osprey 1 Cooper's Hawk 1 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Solitary Sandpiper 2 Ring-billed Gull 6 Mourning Dove 6 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 5 Barred Owl 2 Chimney Swift 25 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5 Belted Kingfisher 3 Red-headed Woodpecker 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 7 Downy Woodpecker 6 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 4 forest-falcon sp. 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 6 Acadian Flycatcher 2 Eastern Phoebe 2 Great Crested Flycatcher 2Eastern Kingbird 2 Red-eyed Vireo 5 Blue Jay 5 American Crow 6 Fish Crow 1 crow sp. 5 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2 Tree Swallow 2 Barn Swallow 9 Carolina Chickadee 8 Tufted Titmouse 5 White-breasted Nuthatch 3 Carolina Wren 8 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3 Eastern Bluebird 6 American Robin 35 Gray Catbird 5 Common Yellowthroat 5 Scarlet Tanager 2 Northern Cardinal 8 Baltimore Oriole 1 Red-winged Blackbird 8 Common Grackle 13 American Goldfinch 6 House Sparrow 1
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.