Date: 10/6/19 3:40 pm From: krae1010--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 10/06/2019 (Fairfax County)
Following is the count from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which was quite birdy. Thirteen lucky participants identified approximately 52 species. Highlights included an assortment of warblers and other migrants; a couple of cuckoos; first-of-season Winter Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker; hawks and eagles; even a Peregrine Falcon. And one possible domestic goose on the loose. 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.
Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type) 1 Photos attached to eBird report. Canada Goose 110 Wood Duck 10 American Black Duck 3 Common Merganser 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2 A great look at the birds by multiple participants; yellow on bills was clearly visible. Chimney Swift 250 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Double-crested Cormorant 71 Great Blue Heron 2 Black Vulture 17 Turkey Vulture 5 Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 Bald Eagle 3 Two adults perched on/near the Conn Island nest and one immature observed in flight near the second Great Falls overlook. Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Buteo sp. 2 Belted Kingfisher 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3 Red-bellied Woodpecker 7 Downy Woodpecker 16 Hairy Woodpecker 2 Pileated Woodpecker 7 Northern Flicker 5 Peregrine Falcon 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 2 Eastern Phoebe 2 Eastern Kingbird 1 Blue-headed Vireo 1 Red-eyed Vireo 4 Blue Jay 36 American Crow 19 Fish Crow 1 crow sp. 47 Common Raven 1 Carolina Chickadee 12 Tufted Titmouse 8 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3 White-breasted Nuthatch 6 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3 Winter Wren 1 Carolina Wren 16 Eastern Bluebird 12 Swainson's Thrush 2 American Robin 58 American Goldfinch 2 Common Grackle 6 Black-and-white Warbler 4 American Redstart 2 Black-throated Blue Warbler 3 Palm Warbler 2 Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 Scarlet Tanager 1 Northern Cardinal 8 Indigo Bunting 1 Female/ immature.