Date: 2/19/18 7:03 pm From: Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
A slight rain met the 30 birders on this George Washington's Birthday Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk. We tallied 47 species with 6 Wild Turkeys, 3 immature Bald Eagles, a Merlin, and a couple of Cooper's Hawks for highlights. The group decided to select 2 April for the adoption of summer hours. On that date, the walk will kick off at 7 AM. Canada Goose 90 Wood Duck 6 Northern Shoveler 20 Mallard 25 Green-winged Teal 2 Hooded Merganser 8 Wild Turkey 6 Great Blue Heron 1 Turkey Vulture 1 Cooper's Hawk 3 Bald Eagle 3 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 American Coot 3 Ring-billed Gull 6 gull sp. 1 Mourning Dove 8 Barred Owl 1 Red-headed Woodpecker 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 6 Downy Woodpecker 4 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 2 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Merlin 1 Eastern Phoebe 2 Blue Jay 5 American Crow 7 crow sp. 3 Carolina Chickadee 6 Tufted Titmouse 4 White-breasted Nuthatch 3 Carolina Wren 4 Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 Eastern Bluebird 4 Hermit Thrush 2 American Robin 300 Cedar Waxwing 8 Dark-eyed Junco 5 White-throated Sparrow 20 Song Sparrow 8 Swamp Sparrow 6 Northern Cardinal 10 Red-winged Blackbird 200 Rusty Blackbird 20 Common Grackle 30 House Finch 2
The Monday Morning Birdwalk has been a weekly event at Huntley Meadows Park since 1985. It takes place every week, rain or shine (except during electrical storms, strong winds, or icy trails), at 8AM (7AM from April 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.