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

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