Date: 5/6/18 12:42 pm
From: Gerry Hawkins via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Weekly walk at Dyke Marsh WP, Fairfax County
Highlights of the regular Sunday morning field trip at Dyke Marsh WP today
included a flyover Mississippi Kite in the picnic area; a Merlin in flight
at the end of Haul Road; 12 species of warbler, including well seen Cape
May, Chestnut-sided, Blackpoll, Yellow and Palm Warblers and Common
Yellowthroats; numerous Baltimore and Orchard Orioles, Eastern Kingbirds,
Warbling Vireos and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers; a juvenile Bald Eagle in a
nearby nest along Haul Road; an Osprey in a nearby nest at the marina; a few
Forsteršs Terns along with many Caspian Terns; two Spotted Sandpipers; two
Laughing Gulls; a single late Lesser Scaup; and a small flock of Cedar
Waxwings. A full list of the 66 bird species encountered during the walk may
be viewed at the following link:

The regular Sunday morning walk is sponsored by The Friends of Dyke Marsh
and starts at 8:00 a.m each Sunday at the south end of the parking lot to
the Belle Haven picnic area. The walk is free and open to all.

Gerry Hawkins
Arlington, VA

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