[va-bird] Birds Seen at the Blue Ridge Center (Loudoun Co), August 27

In spite of a pretty decent rain, ten people participated in this morning's 
walk at the 900 acre BRCES in northwestern Loudoun County.  Kurt Gaskill 
assisted in leading the walk which found 45 species.  The highlight of the walk 
were excellent views of a Least Flycatcher, a few warblers, and four Bobolinks 
(HY birds w/rich buff-yellow throats).  Kurt also saw a Magnolia Warbler, a 
Canada Warbler, and another Least Flycatcher in the same area as the Least 
during a short visit before the walk.  First we walked the fields near the 
Visitor Center and then we visited the field at the end of Sawmill Rd (the most 
productive area).  All these fields looked like they would be great for 
sparrows when they come through.

We saw
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  10
Osprey 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
American Kestrel  1
Mourning Dove  8
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Wood-Peewee 5
Willow Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow  10
Tree Swallow  4
Barn Swallow  12
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  7
House Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Gray Catbird  8
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  150
Cedar Waxwing  35
Magnolia Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
Canada Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee  5
Field Sparrow 4
Grasshopper Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal 6
Indigo Bunting   55
Bobolink 4
Am Goldfinch  8

Information on the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship can be found 
at http://www.blueridgecenter.org/directions.html.   Information on the Loudoun 
Wildlife Conservancy 
can be found at www.loudounwildlife.org.

Joe Coleman

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