Date: 5/5/18 8:42 am From: Peter Frechtel via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] DC-area birding in the past week
I've been out five mornings in the past week: four times to Kent Gardens Park in McLean, and once to Roosevelt Island in DC. I haven't had a great morning yet for migrants, but there have been interesting moments. Here are some highlights:
* Beaver at Kent Gardens Park at dawn on Saturday 4/29. Haven't seen it since, but we had a good staredown at close range. Not the first time I've seen one here, but it's been a few years. I've heard that some of the folks whose yards border Pimmit Run don't want them around. * Worm-eating warbler this morning at Kent Gardens Park, and Tuesday morning 5/1 at Roosevelt Island * Spotted sandpiper this morning at Kent Gardens Park * White-eyed vireo in the same two locations, all four days at Kent Gardens Park. They don't breed here every year. * Northern waterthrush on all five mornings * Lots of cliff swallows around and under the bridge to Roosevelt Island * Chestnut-sided warbler on two of the four mornings at Kent Gardens Park * Red-shouldered hawk carrying nesting material to an obvious nest at Roosevelt Island. The nest is about 60' up, behind and just to the right of Teddy.