Date: 12/25/17 7:14 pm
From: Janis Stone via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning, Alexandria, VA
It was a cold (36° F) and very blustery morning at Huntley Meadows as 11 of us gathered for our usual Monday morning birdwalk. Despite the high winds, we did manage to get most of the usual suspects, with the highlight being everyone getting a good view of one of the Barred Owls. While our usual "leader" Harry was still unable to attend, we managed a speakerphone call so he could participate in the effort and so everyone could share Christmas greetings. Our count was 43 species plus 2 taxa, as follows:
Canada Goose 300
Northern Shoveler 9
Gadwall 4
Mallard 50
American Black Duck 2
Northern Pintail 4
Green-winged Teal 2
Hooded Merganser 5
Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 4
Bald Eagle 1
Ring-billed Gull 11
gull sp. 2
Mourning Dove 14
Barred Owl 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 11
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 6
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 20
Fish Crow 12
crow sp. 4
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 10
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 5
American Robin 3
Northern Mockingbird 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Dark-eyed Junco 14
White-throated Sparrow 24
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 1
House Finch 8
American Goldfinch 12
House Sparrow 2

The Huntley Meadows Monday morning birdwalk is held every week (even on holidays!) and is open and free to all. It starts at 8:00am during the winter.
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