Date: 1/6/19 4:50 pm
From: krae1010--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Riverbend Park Bird Walk 01/06/2019
Due to the ongoing federal government shutdown, 2019's first regularly scheduled Sunday morning Great Falls Bird Walk was held at Fairfax County's Riverbend Park, with its diverse habitats and extensive network of trails. The walk -- which included the Conn's Farm Meadow and portions of the Bootlegger, Potomac Heritage, and Hollow Trails -- identified approximately 29 species and included 12 participants. Particularly worthy of note was the adult Bald Eagle spotted in the vicinity of the Minnehaha Island nest . . . and the three juveniles who were later observed cavorting in the wind over the Nature Center. Not recorded below, the group also had a possible sighting of a lone Cedar Waxwing basking in the early morning sun near the meadow. And then there was that handsome red fox, crossing the trail as he completed his appointed rounds.
This walk meets at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings, rain or shine; it does not take place, though, during electrical storms, heavy snows, or when the trails are icy. Stay tuned to this listserve for next weekend's meetup announcement. All those with an interest in the natural world - beginning and experienced birders alike - please join us.
Canada Goose 10Mallard 1American Black Duck 4Bufflehead 18
Common Merganser 2
duck sp. 2
Ring-billed Gull 5
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Bald Eagle 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 5
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 53
crow sp. 14
Carolina Chickadee 15
Tufted Titmouse 12
White-breasted Nuthatch 15
Brown Creeper 3
Carolina Wren 8
Eastern Bluebird 4
American Robin 10
House Finch 2
White-throated Sparrow 57
Northern Cardinal 8

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