Date: 10/9/19 12:25 pm From: Jean Tatalias via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Bles Park, Oct 9, 2019
10 birders met at Bles Park this beautiful morning for a walk sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bird Club. We had some winter arrivals, including a sapsucker, a winter wren, and a few white-throated sparrows. Departing phoebes made a major show: they were seemingly everywhere we stopped in a bit of sun, often in small groups. And chickadees escorted a mixed flock of warblers, while we found palm warblers separately in low brush.
Very interesting was a waterfowl flyover, which (see notes) was a bit of a question for us but we settled on goldeneye.
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Bles Park, Loudoun, Virginia, US Oct 9, 2019 8:25 AM - 11:25 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.931 kilometer(s) 39 species
Canada Goose 10 Mallard 1 Common Goldeneye 7 A well formed line of seven large waterfowl flew over, fairly high but could be seen well (not specks). Necks were not long enough to be geese or cormorants. Dark heads. Bellies were white or very light. Underwings were very dark, appeared black. Black came all the way in underwing to the body of the birds. This is our best call on ID from comparing to field guide pictures. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 6 Black Vulture 1 Turkey Vulture 5 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Belted Kingfisher 1 Heard Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Downy Woodpecker 3 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Heard Northern Flicker 3 Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 Eastern Phoebe 18 Seen in a number of places along walk, often in groups of 3 or 4 Blue Jay 11 American Crow 1 Fish Crow 1 Carolina Chickadee 2 White-breasted Nuthatch 4 Winter Wren 1 Carolina Wren 3 European Starling 30 Gray Catbird 4 Brown Thrasher 1 Northern Mockingbird 6 Eastern Bluebird 1 Heard House Sparrow 1 House Finch 3 White-throated Sparrow 3 First of season for many in our group Song Sparrow 1 Swamp Sparrow 1 Eastern Towhee 2 Red-winged Blackbird 1 Magnolia Warbler 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 Palm Warbler 3 Pine Warbler 1 Northern Cardinal 10