Date: 9/20/17 9:12 am From: Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail, Fairfax County
Nine birders participated in this morning's Northern Virginia Bird Club walk at the Huntley Meadows Hike Bike Trail, led by Tom Nardone and Dixie Sommers.
After an enjoyable but not particularly birdy walk, we were entertained by a feeding flock of titmice, chickadees and warblers on our way out, along the drive from the parking lot to the maintenance area. We were tipped off by noisy titmice, and in watching the frenzy we saw 3 American Redstarts, 3 Northern Parula, and one each Black-and-White, Magnolia and Black-throated Green Warblers. Downy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers were also in the group.
Otherwise, we had the usual complement of species, as well as 2 Northern Parula and 2 Black-and-White Warblers in a large tree at the Woodcock Meadow. As we were about to leave the parking lot at the end of the walk, a couple of birders spotted a Red-tailed Hawk, a nice ending for the morning.
-----Original Message----- From: <ebird-checklist...> [mailto:<ebird-checklist...>] Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:58 AM To: <dixiesommers...> Subject: eBird Report - Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail, Sep 20, 2017
Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail, Fairfax, Virginia, US Sep 20, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:13 AM Protocol: Traveling 3.84 mile(s) Comments: Northern Virginia Bird Club walk 35 species (+1 other taxa)
Canada Goose 17 Wood Duck 1 Great Blue Heron 3 Great Egret 1 Turkey Vulture 2 Red-shouldered Hawk 3 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Mourning Dove 25 Chimney Swift 25 Belted Kingfisher 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 8 Downy Woodpecker 3 Northern Flicker 4 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Empidonax sp. 1 Eastern Phoebe 1 Blue Jay 34 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4 Barn Swallow 1 Carolina Chickadee 8 Tufted Titmouse 11 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Carolina Wren 5 American Robin 35 Gray Catbird 1 Black-and-white Warbler 4 Common Yellowthroat 2 American Redstart 4 Northern Parula 5 Magnolia Warbler 1 Black-throated Green Warbler 1 Northern Cardinal 6 Red-winged Blackbird 15 House Finch 1 American Goldfinch 3 House Sparrow 6