Date: 9/3/17 5:26 pm From: Kristine Lansing via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/03/2017 (Fairfax County)
Following is the tally from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which identified approximately 32 species. "Oh the cuckoo, she's a pretty bird, and she warbles as she flies . . . ." -- Folk Song
Highlights of Sunday's walk included: 1) two juvenile yellow-billed cuckoos who remained fairly stationary and in full view for easily 10 minutes; and 2) flocks of cedar waxwings seemingly everywhere in the main picnic area. The walk 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 48 Mallard 12 Double-crested Cormorant 5 Great Blue Heron 1 Black Vulture 7 Turkey Vulture 5 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2 Juveniles Chimney Swift 50 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4 Belted Kingfisher 1 Female Red-bellied Woodpecker 4 Downy Woodpecker 3 Pileated Woodpecker 4 Eastern Wood-Pewee 8 Eastern Phoebe 1 Yellow-throated Vireo 1 Philadelphia/Warbling Vireo 1 Philadelphia Red-eyed Vireo 2 Blue Jay 7 American Crow 1 swallow sp. 4 Carolina Chickadee 12 Tufted Titmouse 8 White-breasted Nuthatch 4 House Wren 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5 Eastern Bluebird 4 Cedar Waxwing 40 Black-and-white Warbler 1 American Redstart 4 Two females Magnolia Warbler 1 Scarlet Tanager 1 Northern Cardinal 2 Baltimore Oriole 3 One female