Date: 10/29/17 12:26 pm
From: Kristine Lansing via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 10/29/2017 (Fairfax County)

Following is the count from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which identified 28 species and included 3 participants.  Worthy of particular note were several flocks of cedar waxwings, a few hermit thrushes, and some white-throated sparrows.  Although the rain held off and the birds were active, the overcast conditions and associated lighting at times made for challenging viewing.
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  25
Mallard  4
American Black Duck  19
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  16
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  9
Blue Jay  15
American Crow  10
Carolina Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  8
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Carolina Wren  4
Eastern Bluebird  12
Hermit Thrush  4
American Robin  18
Cedar Waxwing  36
Yellow-rumped Warbler  24
Chipping Sparrow  10
White-throated Sparrow  10
Song Sparrow  5
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  8
Common Grackle  83
American Goldfinch  5

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