Date: 7/8/18 12:07 pm
From: krae1010--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 07/08/2018 (Fairfax County)
Following is the count from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which identified approximately 45 species and included 12 participants. The weather was tailor-made to order, with bright sun, clear skies, moderate temperatures, and low humidity. Skinks and dragonflies were in abundance, as were, well, birds.  Among the many highlights were Red-shouldered and Red-tailed Hawks, Great Crested Flycatchers, and Indigo Buntings. Also seen by several participants were five Wood Ducks -- including likely juveniles -- lounging on a log.
This 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 National Park Visitors' center; it does not take place, though, during electrical storms, heavy snows, or when the trails are icy. All those with an interest in the natural world, beginning or experienced birders, or those interested in nice walk in a beautiful setting, please join us.
Canada Goose 9
Wood Duck 5
Mallard 11
Double-crested Cormorant 26
Great Blue Heron 15
Great Egret 2
Green Heron 1
Black Vulture 15
Turkey Vulture 9
Bald Eagle 1 Adult, perched in the canopy adjacent to the Conn Island nest.
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Heard
Chimney Swift 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5 Included one juvenile, being fed.
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 8
Eastern Kingbird  2 Heard
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 14
American Crow 2
crow sp.  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 8
Tree Swallow 6
Barn Swallow 1
swallow sp. 2
Carolina Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 11
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Carolina Wren 11
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Eastern Bluebird 1 Juvenile
American Robin 2
Northern Parula 1 Heard
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 8
Indigo Bunting 4
Orchard Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Common Grackle 2
American Goldfinch 6

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