Date: 2/10/19 1:17 pm
From: krae1010--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 02/10/2019 (Fairfax County)
Following is the count from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which identified approximately 25 species and included 8 participants. From the standpoint of sheer numbers, the Bird of the Day surprisingly was not the Canada Goose; rather, it was our little friend the White-throated Sparrow.
The walk meets in the main parking lot of Great Falls Park 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. All those with an interest in the natural world - beginning and experienced birders alike - please join us.
Canada Goose  16
Bufflehead  24
Common Merganser  2
Mourning Dove  2
Black Vulture  10
Turkey Vulture  2
Bald Eagle  2    One adult in the Conn Island nest with its head just visible; a second adult soaring above the park's main parking lot and picnic area.
Barred Owl  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  9
Carolina Chickadee  16
Tufted Titmouse  15
White-breasted Nuthatch  7
Brown Creeper  4
Carolina Wren  18
Golden-crowned Kinglet  5
Dark-eyed Junco  14
White-throated Sparrow  19
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  11

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