Date: 9/23/18 11:37 am
From: krae1010--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/23/2018 (Fairfax County)
Following is the count from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which identified approximately 18 species and included 4 participants. You know it's unusually wet out when participants' lens cloths have become saturated within the first 45 minutes of the walk; and when the birds all look rain-colored against the dismal sky. Yes, there were warblers - feeding on poison ivy berries in the canopy during the lighter bands of precip - but it was only the "Maggies" that stood out.
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 and experienced birders alike - please join us.
Canada Goose 11
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Black Vulture 3
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 3
Empidonax sp. 1
Blue Jay 16
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 7
Carolina Wren 4
Eastern Bluebird 1
Veery 1
American Robin 56
Cedar Waxwing 15 A flock, in flight. 
American Goldfinch 4
Magnolia Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2 Female/immature

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