Date: 9/17/17 11:58 am
From: Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] [va-bird] eBird Report - Laural Hill Park, Fairfax Co. Sep 17, 2017
Birded Laurel Hill Park this morning from the Barrett House area and down the Cross County Trail to Giles Run Meadow Park. The early fog (until ~8:30) made is difficult to ID small birds in the trees.

Ran into two distinct Mimic Thrush conventions; one with two Catbirds, two Brown Thrashers and four Mockingbirds and one with four Catbirds, three Brown Thrashers.

Nice selection of warblers (8 species), including FOS Black-throated Green Warblers. A Kestrel was hunting the Giles Run Meadow parking area and the opposite lawn. Also flushed a Woodcock along the Cross County Trail.

After the sun came out, hit a moving circus of warblers and Red-eyed Vireos and an Empid, which might have been a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, but maybe not.

Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA

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Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:01 PM
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Subject: eBird Report - Laural Hill Park, Sep 17, 2017

Laural Hill Park, Fairfax, Virginia, US
Sep 17, 2017 6:35 AM - 8:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Barrett House (Lorton Rd & Workhouse Rd) to Giles Run Meadow Park parking area
41 species (+1 other taxa)

Red-shouldered Hawk 1
American Woodcock 1 Flushed along Cross County Trail near the railway car exhibit
Mourning Dove 9
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
American Kestrel 1 Giles Run Meadow Park - hunting the parking lot and lawn opposite
Empidonax sp. 1 Green back, dingy yellowish breast , complete eye-ring, wingbars brownish. In mixed species flock with Red-eyed Vireos and warblers
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 7 All in one mixed species flock with Empid and warblers
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 1
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 5
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 6
Brown Thrasher 5
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling 11
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 4
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Blue Grosbeak 4
Indigo Bunting 2
House Finch 7

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