Date: 3/4/18 11:42 am
From: Kristine Lansing via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 03/04/2018 (Fairfax County)
Following is the count from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which identified approximately 40 species and included 16 participants.  The crisp, calm morning offered welcome respite -- for birds and birders alike --  from a trying couple of days of heavy winds and downed trees.  The Bald Eagles were in place on the Conn Island nest, which appears to have weathered the storm intact.  Perhaps one of the more unexpected and therefore remarkable observations of the morning, however, was a small raccoon curled up in a sun-dappled cavity of a canopy tree, napping blissfully.
Canada Goose  28
Mallard  2
American Black Duck  6
Ring-necked Duck  3
Bufflehead  3
Common Merganser  3
Great Blue Heron  11
Black Vulture  17
Turkey Vulture  9
Bald Eagle  2    Both observed on the Conn Island nest.
Red-tailed Hawk  1
hawk sp.  1
Ring-billed Gull  1
Mourning Dove  1
Eastern Screech-Owl  1
Barred Owl  2    One seen and a second one heard, calling.Red-bellied Woodpecker  8

Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  8
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  6
Fish Crow  1
crow sp.  5
Carolina Chickadee  19
Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  22
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
Brown Creeper  1
Carolina Wren  7
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Eastern Bluebird  13
American Robin  70
Cedar Waxwing  7
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Dark-eyed Junco  12
White-throated Sparrow  10
Song Sparrow  6
Northern Cardinal  5
Common Grackle  100    A large flock in flight.
American Goldfinch  1

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