Date: 7/2/18 8:02 pm From: Harry Glasgow via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwal
Twenty-six birders gathered in oppressive heat for today's Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk,and they counted 48 species. Our highlights included another week of the Mallard/AmericanBlack Duck hybrid that has been at Huntley for the past several weeks. Other than that, it was a fairly ordinary day. The summer doldrums seem to be setting in.
Canada Goose 41 Wood Duck 12 Mallard/American Black Duck 2 Hooded Merganser 9 Wild Turkey 1 Great Blue Heron 6 Green Heron 3 Osprey 1 Red-shouldered Hawk 2 Killdeer 2 Mourning Dove 5 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 3 Chimney Swift 1 Belted Kingfisher 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy/Hairy Woodpecker 4 Northern Flicker 2 Pileated Woodpecker 2 Eastern Wood-Pewee 8 Acadian Flycatcher 5 Eastern Phoebe 2 Great Crested Flycatcher 3 Eastern Kingbird 3 Red-eyed Vireo 6 Blue Jay 3 American Crow 3 Fish Crow 5 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3 Tree Swallow 3 Barn Swallow 7 Carolina Chickadee 4 Tufted Titmouse 5 White-breasted Nuthatch 2 Carolina Wren 4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6 Eastern Bluebird 4 American Robin 15 Gray Catbird 4 Prothonotary Warbler 2 Common Yellowthroat 9 Northern Cardinal 4 Indigo Bunting 2 Red-winged Blackbird 21 Brown-headed Cowbird 2 Common Grackle 13 House Finch 2 American Goldfinch 6
The Monday Morning Birdwalk has been a weekly event at Huntley Meadows since 1985. It takes place every week, rain or shine (except during electrical storms, strong winds, or icy trails), at 7AM (8AM from October through April), is free of charge, requires no reservation, and is open to all. Birders meet in the parking lot at the Park's entrance at 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA. Questions should be directed to Park staff during normal business hours at (703)768-2525.
Harry Glasgow Nancy VehrsFriends of Huntley Meadows Park