Date: 4/29/18 1:10 pm From: Colt Gregory via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Sunday Great Falls Bird Walk
The following count is from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park. On a cool morning with Sunny Breaks our 16 participants identified 41 species. The highlights for us were a Broad-winged hawk circling up over the Falls, some Black-throated Blue warblers, a Northern Waterthrush and a Fox Trotting across the picnic area.
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 those with an interest in the natural world, beginning and experience birds, or those interested in nice walk in a beautiful setting please join us.
Species Count Canada Goose 14 Mallard 4 Double-crested Cormorant 23 Great Blue Heron 6 Black Vulture 29 Turkey Vulture 3 Osprey 1 Bald Eagle 3 Broad-winged Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Spotted Sandpiper 3 Barred Owl 1 Chimney Swift 12 Red-bellied Woodpecker 9 Downy Woodpecker 2 Northern Flicker 2 Pileated Woodpecker 7 Great Crested Flycatcher 6 Blue-headed Vireo 1 Warbling Vireo 1 Blue Jay 13 Tree Swallow 70 Barn Swallow 6 swallow sp. 30 Carolina Chickadee 17 Tufted Titmouse 10 Carolina Wren 10 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 18 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 Eastern Bluebird 4 American Robin 8 Louisiana Waterthrush 3 Northern Waterthrush 1 Black-and-white Warbler 5 Northern Parula 7 Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler 34 Yellow-throated Warbler 1 White-throated Sparrow 1 Red-winged Blackbird 5 Brown-headed Cowbird 4 Common Grackle 15