Date: 10/8/17 10:14 am From: Kristine Lansing via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 10/08/2017 (Fairfax County)
Following is the count from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which included five participants and identified approximately 29 species. Conditions were less than ideal for birding, given the scattered showers and the challenging lighting. So in addition to the below tally, here's a short joke to cheer us all up:
Question: What do you call two turkey vultures up in a tree?Answer: A "TV set"!
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 60 Mallard 10 Double-crested Cormorant 9 Black Vulture 5 Turkey Vulture 3 Chimney Swift 170 Red-bellied Woodpecker 9 Downy Woodpecker 2 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 3 Red-eyed Vireo 1 Blue Jay 15 Carolina Chickadee 7 Tufted Titmouse 11 White-breasted Nuthatch 4 House Wren 1 Carolina Wren 15 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 American Robin 1 Cedar Waxwing 32 Northern Parula 2 Blackpoll Warbler 1 Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 Female Black-throated Green Warbler 2 Song Sparrow 1 Northern Cardinal 12 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 Auditory Common Grackle 8