Date: 6/24/18 11:03 am
From: Kristine Lansing via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 06/24/2018 (Fairfax County)
Following is the tally from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which identified approximately 28 species and included 7 participants. Only the first segment of the walk was completed, as the trail leading upstream from the visitors' center was closed due to high water. Noteworthy sightings, however, included: what appeared to be a Great Crested Flycatcher family cavorting in the trees; Wood Ducks cautiously navigating the river current; and a siege of Great Blue Herons perched atop the highest rocks adjacent to the overlook, perhaps in the hope that a random fish might be cast their way.
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 Park visitors' center; it does not take place, though, during electrical storms, heavy snows, or when the trails are icy. All birders are welcome!
Canada Goose 19
Wood Duck 3
Mallard 2
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 8
Black Vulture  6
Turkey Vulture 15
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Heard
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2 Heard
Great Crested Flycatcher 7
Red-eyed Vireo 5 Heard
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 5
crow sp. 1
Carolina Chickadee 1 Heard
Tufted Titmouse 8
Carolina Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Eastern Bluebird 6
American Robin 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Scarlet Tanager 2 Heard
Northern Cardinal 4
Indigo Bunting 2
Common Grackle 3
American Goldfinch 1

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