Date: 8/27/18 3:30 pm From: Harry Glasgow via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
Today's Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk started off on a warm, humid morning with a pair of Prothonatary Warblers and a Louisiana Waterthrush rummaging around at the beginning of the boardwalk. Other highlights included about 150 Chimney Swifts forming up for their migration, and nearly 100 Canada Geese swiming in the main wetlands
Canada Goose 94 Wood Duck 6 Mallard 5 Wild Turkey 3 Mourning Dove 9 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2 Chimney Swift 150 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Semipalmated Plover 1 Killdeer 3 Least Sandpiper 1 Spotted Sandpiper 2 Lesser Yellowlegs 2 Great Blue Heron 5 Great Egret 2 Green Heron 7 Osprey 1 Belted Kingfisher 1 Red-headed Woodpecker 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Downy Woodpecker 2 Pileated Woodpecker 2 Northern Flicker 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 3 Eastern Phoebe 2 Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Red-eyed Vireo 2 American Crow 1 crow sp. 3 Purple Martin 1 Tree Swallow 7 Barn Swallow 8 Carolina Chickadee 1 Tufted Titmouse 3 White-breasted Nuthatch 4 Carolina Wren 5 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3 American Robin 24 Gray Catbird 3 American Goldfinch 14 Common Grackle 8 Northern Waterthrush 1 Prothonotary Warbler 2 Common Yellowthroat 3 Northern Cardinal 6 Blue Grosbeak 1 Indigo Bunting 2
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