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

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