Date: 4/25/18 11:16 am From: Jean Tatalias via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Bles Park, Apr 25, 2018
In a break in the rain this morning, 4 birders from the Northern Virginia Bird Club and the Audubon Society of No. VA. enjoyed a walk in Bles Park in Sterling, VA. Highlights included a brief view of the American Bittern flying across the marsh, a Barred Owl perched close to the trail, and a FOY Great Crested Flycatcher giving good looks and calling. We also had two White-eyed Vireos and a White-crowned Sparrow (last of year?). The only warblers were numerous Common Yellowthroats and hosts of Yellow-rumped Warblers, most quite brightly plumed. Full list of 42 species is below.
Bles Park, Loudoun, Virginia, US Apr 25, 2018 8:15 AM - 10:55 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.5 mile(s) 42 species (+3 other taxa)
Canada Goose 6 Wood Duck 1 Mallard 6 Double-crested Cormorant 1 American Bittern 1 Seen flying across marsh. Large brown bird, darker wings with broad wing span, yellowish legs/feet Great Blue Heron 1 Green Heron 3 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 hawk sp. 1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3 Barred Owl 1 Belted Kingfisher 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Great Crested Flycatcher 1 White-eyed Vireo 2 Blue Jay 1 American Crow 3 Fish Crow 2 crow sp. 4 Tree Swallow 6 Barn Swallow 1 Carolina Chickadee 10 Tufted Titmouse 7 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Carolina Wren 3 wren sp. 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 10 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2 Eastern Bluebird 2 American Robin 14 Northern Mockingbird 1 European Starling 30 Common Yellowthroat 6 Yellow-rumped Warbler 24 Field Sparrow 1 White-crowned Sparrow 1 White-throated Sparrow 12 Song Sparrow 1 Northern Cardinal 22 Red-winged Blackbird 33 Common Grackle 2 American Goldfinch 3 House Sparrow 1