Date: 4/21/18 12:01 pm
From: Larry Cartwright via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Huntley Meadows Hike-Bike Trail: Migrants and Breeders
Twenty-five birders joined the Northern Virginia Bird Club today for a walk
led by Stacia Novy along Huntley Meadow's Hike-Bike Trial. The walk
commenced with the discovery of a Cooper's Hawk sitting on a nest just off
the entrance road leading to the maintenance building. Both Blue-headed and
White-eyed Vireos were singing at the maintenance building. The group was
delighted by a cooperative Louisiana Waterthrush at the Pond along the Pond
Trail. An equally cooperative Pine Warbler entertained the group on the
Hike-Bike Trail just past the Woodcock Meadow. On the way back we found
over a dozen quite vocal Rusty Blackbirds. The wooded area adjacent to the
water control structure hosted a Prothonotary and Yellow Warbler while a
host of swallows, including Purple Martin, foraged for insects over the
marsh. A hen Hooded Merganser with 13 newly-hatched precocial youngsters
obviously pleased the entire group.

Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail, Fairfax, Virginia, US Apr 21,
2018 7:43 AM - 11:14 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.25 mile(s)

66 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 15

Wood Duck 3

Mallard 4

Common Merganser 14 One hen with 13 recently hatched young.

Double-crested Cormorant 15

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1

Black Vulture 1

Turkey Vulture 3

Osprey 2

Cooper's Hawk 1 Sitting on nest just off the road that runs from
parking lot to maintenance building

Bald Eagle 4

Red-shouldered Hawk 3

American Coot 1

Solitary Sandpiper 2

Caspian Tern 3

Mourning Dove 12

Barred Owl 2

Chimney Swift 20

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3

Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 8

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2

Pileated Woodpecker 3

Eastern Phoebe 2

White-eyed Vireo 4

Blue-headed Vireo 1

Blue Jay 6

American Crow 3

Fish Crow 2

crow sp. 12

Common Raven 1

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1

Purple Martin 4

Tree Swallow 25

Barn Swallow 6

Carolina Chickadee 12

Tufted Titmouse 20

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

Carolina Wren 16

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 30

Golden-crowned Kinglet 1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 18

Eastern Bluebird 4

Hermit Thrush 4

American Robin 20

European Starling 3

Ovenbird 2

Louisiana Waterthrush 1

Prothonotary Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 7

Yellow Warbler 1

Palm Warbler (Yellow) 6

Pine Warbler 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 8

Chipping Sparrow 4

White-throated Sparrow 60

Song Sparrow 2

Swamp Sparrow 1

Eastern Towhee 18

Northern Cardinal 20

Indigo Bunting 1

Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 42

Brown-headed Cowbird 7

Rusty Blackbird 18

Common Grackle (Purple) 8

American Goldfinch 12

House Sparrow 1

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Larry Cartwright

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