[va-bird] Huntley Meadows, 3/25/02
- From: "French, Christopher L." <CHRISTOPHER.L.FRENCH@xxxxxxxx>
- To: "'va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 13:27:35 -0500
All of you who decided to sleep-in this morning instead of attend the Monday Morning Bird Walk at Huntley Meadows Park missed out. We broke our streak of bad monday morning weather with a beautiful morning (just a little too breezy). We experienced the greatest diversity of species so far this year with 54 species tallied. With a little help from what are normally regulars (field sparrow, pileated wp, red shouldered hawk, black ducks, etc.), we could easily have tallied 60. The highlights included: double-crested cormorant - 2 fly-overs (first for the walk this year) great egret - 3 wood duck - 12 BLUE-WINGED TEAL - 2 males (first for the walk this year) hooded merganser - only 2 females gadwall - 1 pair killdeer - 1 common snipe - 12+ herring gull - 1 (not so exciting, but uncommon in the park) BALD EAGLE - 1 ad sharp-shin - 1 AMERICAN KESTREL - 2 (and possibly 3) heading north into the wind turkey vulture - 1 (common in the park, but not before 9am!) black vulture - 1 (uncommon in the park) hairy woodpecker - 1 tree swallows - 30+ N. ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW - 3+ (first for the walk this year) winter wren - 1 eastern phoebe - 2 fox sparrow - 1 swamp sparrows - normal numbers, but they were singing this morning eastern towhee - 1 RUSTY BLACKBIRD - 12+ brown-headed cowbird - 10 or so (first for the walk this year) common grackle - 1000+ yellow-rumped warblers - 10+ (first time we've had them in any numbers) golden-crowned kinglet - several brown creeper - 1 plus Spring Beauties in bloom, and Spring Peepers peeping. Good birding, Chris French Oakton, VA frenchch@xxxxxxxx You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.
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