Date: 10/1/18 8:31 am From: Russell Taylor via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Manassas NBP 9/30 - sparrows
Phil Kenny and I attempted to bird Conway Robinson and then NY Monuments in Manassas 9/30, but both were blocked by a Rt 29 closure for a run of some sort. We then tried Sparrow Alley / NE Fields, which had a birding-compatible equestrian event going on. Lenny Bankester met us there.
We only managed 2 species of warbler (Palms and a Bay-breasted), but there were a good variety (albeit in low numbers - 1 or a few of each) of sparrows: Chipping, Field, Song, Swamp, Savannah, Towhee, and Phil even found a Lincoln's.
Other notables: a late Baltimore Oriole, more House Wrens (4) than Carolinas (3), a Red-breasted Nuthatch, and quite a few Indigo Buntings still present.