Date: 9/29/17 6:29 pm
From: Fred Atwood via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Oakton birds today (Fairfax Co)
Like David Young in Reston, I also searched for sedge wren this afternoon
at Waples Mill Park in Oakton where I have seen them in the past at this
time of year. When I saw a surprise early winter wren and a marsh wren and
19 house wrens, I thought I had a chance at all of the VA wrens in one day,
something which I have never seen before. (I have had all except winter
wren on a couple walks at this location before!) But alas, despite very
diligent search, I could find no sedge wrens. Maybe someone will find them
all another day this weekend.

However it was a great walk with other highlights being FOS species:
white-crowned (early) sparrow, white-throat, yellow-rumped warbler, and
yellow-bellied sapsucker. There were also two Lincoln's sparrows and
several swamp sparrows.

Earlier this morning at Flint Hill School in Oakton i had FOY Tennessee
warbler, as well as ruby-crowned kinglets (which were FOS yesterday),
rose-breasted grosbeak, blue-headed vireo, and the following warblers:
palm, pine, parula, bt green, blackpoll, chestnut-sided, yellowthroat,
black-and-white and magnolia.

Here are my two lists of the day

Waples Mill Meadow Park, Fairfax, Virginia, US
Sep 29, 2017 4:18 PM - 6:58 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Came here this afternoon hoping for a sedge wren for which I
searched very diligently. Fawn. Bucks 2. Very fluffy red fox. A dozen
Monarchs.
48 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 7 Low overhead honking.
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) 1 FOS
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 6
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 3
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 7
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 29
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 8
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 1
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 5
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 5
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 19
Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) 1 Early. FOS.
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) 1 FOS.
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 11
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 18
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 3
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 9
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 12
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 11
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1 HYM
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) 1
Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata) 1 FOS.
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 2
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 15
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 2
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 1 Early. FOS. Immature.
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 1 FOS
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 9
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) 2
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 9
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 2
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 18
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 4
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 12

Flint Hill and Oak Marr, Fairfax, Virginia, US
Sep 29, 2017 7:04 AM - 7:39 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
40 species (+1 other taxa)

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1 Immature
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 3
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 5
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 1
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 6
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 6
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 5
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 4
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 1
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 9
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 10
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 3
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 10
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 1
Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) 2
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 2
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 2
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) 1
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) 1
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) 1
Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) 1
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 3
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) (Parulidae sp.) 1 Calling
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 4
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 1
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 30
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 15
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 2
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