Date: 6/22/18 2:21 pm From: Kristine Lansing via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Riverbend Park Bird Walk 06/22/2018
Following is the tally from the June 22 bird walk at Riverbend Park, which identified only 12 species -- excluding the omnipresent rain birds, stick birds and snag birds. Three intrepid participants hiked today's route, which began at the Visitors' Center and comprised sections of the canopied Hollows Trail and the River/Potomac Heritage Trail. Much of the companionable activity took place in a driving rain, with only brief respites of light drizzle. The next walk will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Friday July 13th, rain or shine (let's hope it shines), at the Riverbend Park Visitors' Center; please contact Riverbend Park on 703-759-9018 to register. As the route will vary from one walk to the next, participants should be prepared to walk about 2 miles in comfortable, closed-toed shoes. There likely will be gentle uphill and downhill stretches on slightly uneven terrain. All birders are welcome!
Canada Goose 9 Double-crested Cormorant 23 Great Blue Heron 3 Downy Woodpecker 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 Heard Acadian Flycatcher 3 Red-eyed Vireo 1 Heard Carolina Chickadee 1 Heard Carolina Wren 3 Heard Chipping Sparrow 1 Northern Cardinal 3 Heard Indigo Bunting 1 Heard singing in a clearing as the rain briefly subsided.