Date: 4/8/18 2:24 pm
From: Colt Gregory via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 04/08/2018 (Fairfax County)
Following is the count from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which identified 42 species and included 10 participants. The group was surprised to find such a large number of Palm Warblers and the Yellow-rumps were very active. We also fortunate to get 3 red-tailed hawks (2 juveniles and 1 adult).

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 National Park Visitors' center; it does not take place, though, during electrical storms, heavy snows, or when the trails are icy. All birders are welcome!

Species Count
Canada Goose 10
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 5
Bufflehead 2
Common Merganser 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 24
Great Blue Heron 10
Black Vulture 26
Turkey Vulture 21
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 11
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 6
Eastern Phoebe 4
Blue Jay 17
crow sp. 3
Tree Swallow 70
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 14
White-breasted Nuthatch 8
Brown Creeper 2
Carolina Wren 20
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 5
Louisiana Waterthrush 4
Palm Warbler 34
Yellow-rumped Warbler 24
Chipping Sparrow 4
Dark-eyed Junco 1
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 12
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
American Goldfinch 16

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