Date: 11/8/17 6:47 pm
From: Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Winter coming - Huntley Meadows, Fairfax County
Six birders participated in the Northern Virginia Bird Club walk at Huntley
Meadows Park this morning. It seemed like the begining of winter. We had a
few Dark-eyed Juncos and lots of White-throated Sparrows, those harbingers
of colder weather. No warblers except Yellow-rumped, which may be here for
the winter. Best of all were 6 Bufflehead on the central wetland, my first
encounters of these winter charmers this season.

But the end of fall was still with us. We saw a very late Osprey flying over
and a Merlin. The adult Red-headed Woodpeckers that have been around this
summer are still present, but additional RHWO seen last winter have yet to
return. Two Eastern Phoebes have missed the memo about migrating south.

Watch for future Northern Virginia Bird Club walks in the Siskin newsletter

Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax, Virginia, US Nov 8, 2017 8:27 AM - 10:53 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.75 mile(s)

32 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 35

Mallard 6

Bufflehead 6

Great Blue Heron 2

Black Vulture 4

Osprey 1

Accipiter sp. 1

Bald Eagle 2

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Mourning Dove 75

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-headed Woodpecker 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 7

Downy Woodpecker 5

Northern Flicker 5

Merlin 1

Eastern Phoebe 2

Blue Jay 7

American Crow 1

Carolina Chickadee 10

Tufted Titmouse 4

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

Carolina Wren 7

Eastern Bluebird 3

Yellow-rumped Warbler 2

Dark-eyed Junco 4

White-throated Sparrow 31

Song Sparrow 5

Swamp Sparrow 2

Northern Cardinal 3

Red-winged Blackbird 6

Rusty Blackbird 7

American Goldfinch 9

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