Date: 1/8/18 6:52 pm
From: Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Bird Walk
It was another frigid morning at Huntley today. Twenty-one birders participated and amassed 40 species. The central wetland remained solidly frozen so the only waterfowl sighted were geese flying overhead. Many members of the group were entranced by a winter wren that provided a spectacular, close-up view. A red-shouldered hawk was in full view across from the beaver bench. Once again the woodpeckers were very active and all seven species were spotted. 
Canada Goose  33
Turkey Vulture  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Ring-billed Gull  4
Mourning Dove  14
Barred Owl  2
Red-headed Woodpecker  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  12
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Downy Woodpecker  12
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  4
Merlin  1
Blue Jay  10
American Crow  53
Fish Crow  3
crow sp.  9
Carolina Chickadee  15
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
Brown Creeper  1
Winter Wren  2
Carolina Wren  5
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  9
Hermit Thrush  2
American Robin  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  35
White-throated Sparrow  30
Song Sparrow  5
Swamp Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  14
Red-winged Blackbird  27
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  8
The Monday Morning Birdwalk has been a weekly event at Huntley Meadows since 1985. It takes place every week, rain or shine (except during electrical storms, strong winds, or icy trails), at 8AM (7AM from March through October), is free of charge, requires no reservation, and is open to all. Birders meet in the parking lot at the Park's entrance at 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA. Questions should be directed to Park staff during normal business hours at (703)768-2525.

Harry Glasgow & Nancy Vehrs
Friends of Huntley Meadows Park
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