Date: 12/24/17 6:22 pm
From: Kristine Lansing via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 12/24/2017 (Fairfax County)

Following is the count from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which identified approximately 34 species and included 10 participants.  Ring-billed gulls and woodpeckers were in particular abundance.  Also spotted, however, were four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in . . . yes . . . a pear tree.     
The walk meets at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings, rain or shine, in front of the snack bar/concession stand of the Great Falls Park visitors' center; it does not take place, though, during electrical storms, heavy snows, or when the trails are icy.  All birders are welcome!  
Canada Goose  100
Mallard  13
American Black Duck  5
Ring-necked Duck  18
Bufflehead  12
Common Merganser  8
Great Blue Heron  2
Black Vulture  4
Turkey Vulture  8
Accipiter sp.  1
Bald Eagle  1    Perched in a canopy tree along the trail leading to Riverbend Park, in the general area below the dam.
Ring-billed Gull  180
Mourning Dove  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  15
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  7
Hairy Woodpecker  5
Northern Flicker  4
Pileated Woodpecker  10
American Crow  2
crow sp.  30
Carolina Chickadee  15
Tufted Titmouse  20
White-breasted Nuthatch  12
Brown Creeper  1
Carolina Wren  6
Golden-crowned Kinglet  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  11
American Robin  1
Dark-eyed Junco  1
White-throated Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  5
Northern Cardinal  10
American Goldfinch  5

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