[va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Walk

Spring is definitely arriving at Huntley Meadows, as noted by the 14 birders 
who took part in the Monday Morning Walk today.  We tallied 44 species, with 
highlights being our first Tree Swallows of the season, Hooded Mergansers 
exploring nesting boxes, a Blue-winged Teal in eclipse plumage, and a 
Pied-billed Grebe.  Very exciting morning.
Canada Goose     285
Wood Duck     6
American Widgeon     2
American Black Duck     1
Mallard     77
Blue-winged Teal     1
Northern Shoveler     16
Northern Pintail     20
Green-winged Teal     125
Ring-necked Duck     1
Hooded Merganser     5
Pied-billed Grebe     1
Killdeer     1
Wilson's Snipe     4
Ring-billed Gull     5
Mourning Dove     1
Red-bellied Woodpecker     5
Downy Woodpecker     5
Hairy Woodpecker     1
Northern Flicker     6
Pileated Woodpecker     2
Eastern Phoebe     1
American Crow     1
Fish Crow     1
Tree Swallow     6
Carolina Chickadee     9
Tufted Titmouse     13
White-breasted Nuthatch     4
Brown Creeper     2
Carolina Wren     7
Eastern Bluebird     6
Hermit Thrush     1
European Starling     3
Yellow-rumped Warbler     1
Field Sparrow     3
Fox Sparrow     1
Song Sparrow     3
Swamp Sparrow     3
White-throated Sparrow     5
Dark-eyed Junco     7
Northern Cardinal     8
Red-winged Blackbird     48
House Finch     2
American Goldfinch     3

The Monday Morning birdwalk has been a weekly event at Huntley Meadows since 
1985.  It takes place every Monday, rain or shine, at 7 AM, is free of charge, 
requires no reservation, and is open to all.  Note that occasionally icy 
conditions on the trail may cause cancellation of the walk at the last moment.  
Birders meet in the parking lot at the Park's entrance at 3701 Lockheed Blvd, 
Alexandria, VA.  Those with questions should call the Park during normal 
business hours at (703) 768-2525.


Harry Glasgow
Friends of Huntley Meadows Park
  
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