[va-bird] Re: MMBW Huntley Meadows Park, 7/7/03, and a Bufflehead
- From: Fbogar@xxxxxxx
- To: va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 12:35:29 EDT
Gene Keefe, Mary Floyd, Ann Bogar, and Harry Glasgow led the Monday Morning Birdwalk at Huntley Meadows Park on Monday July 7, 2003. The group of twelve birders left the Visitor's Center parking lot at 0700 and finished the field trip promptly at 0900. The weather was sunny and hot and the winds were calm. The surprise of the morning was the lone Bufflehead in the Central Pond; the Bufflehead has been there for about a week. The number of American Crows, Fish Crows, and Blue Jays observed at the Park this year persists at an all time low. Blue Jays, which were seemingly native at the Park, now are a rarity. Number CommonName Notes 3 Great Blue Heron 2 Great Egret 1 Green Heron 9 Canada Goose 2 Wood Duck 11 Mallard 1 Bufflehead 1 Killdeer 2 Mourning Dove 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo H = Heard Not Seen 3 Barred Owl H 4 Chimney Swift 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Downy Woodpecker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 2 Eastern Wood-Pewee 3 Acadian Flycatcher 2 Eastern Phoebe 1 Red-eyed Vireo H 12 Barn Swallow 2 American Crow 2 Carolina Chickadee H 4 Tufted Titmouse 1 White-breasted Nuthatch 4 Carolina Wren 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3 Eastern Bluebird 4 Wood Thrush H 1 American Robin 2 Gray Catbird 5 Common Yellowthroat 4 Northern Cardinal 6 Indigo Bunting 52 Red-winged Blackbird 30 Common Grackle 2 Brown-headed Cowbird 1 House Finch 8 American Goldfinch Huntley Meadows Park is located at 3701 Lockheed Boulevard in Alexandria, Virginia. To reach the Park by car from the Beltway, take the Route 1 Exit South towards Fort Belvoir. 3.5 Miles from the Beltway, on the right, is Lockheed Boulevard. Proceed 0.5 miles to the Park entrance, on the left, at the intersection of Lockheed Boulevard and Harrison Lane. The Monday Morning Birdwalk meets in the parking lot at the Visitor's Center at 0700 every Monday morning. All are welcome. Fred Bogar fbogar@xxxxxxx 703-768-3793 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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