Date: 4/21/18 12:14 pm From: Larry Meade via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Huntley Meadows Hike-Bike Trail: Migrants and Breeders
I was on the boardwalk side of Huntley Meadows with the Fairfax Master Naturalists and I can add a few birds to Larry's list for the park today. We had Greater Yellowlegs. Blue-winged Teal, Gadwall, and Green Herons.
Larry Meade Merrifield, VA
-----Original Message----- From: Larry Cartwright via VA-bird <va-bird...> To: va-bird <va-bird...> Sent: Sat, Apr 21, 2018 3:01 pm 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
66 species (+1 other taxa)
Canada Goose 15
Wood Duck 3
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
Cooper's Hawk 1 Sitting on nest just off the road that runs from parking lot to maintenance building