Birders, 2 birders joined me for a nice fall bird walk at Sky Meadows today, sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia (formerly Fairfax Audubon). The windy conditions seemed to keep some birds hidden. Most interesting species were 2 AMERICAN COOT diving and swimming in the entrance road pond, a possible first park record. Also enjoyed were 9 sparrow species and long looks at RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS. We covered much less ground than on yesterday's walk, birding from the Visitor Center area to the group campground and back. Also, I briefly birded the fishing pond area before the walk. The list: Can. Goose, 2 Pied-billed Grebe, 1 Black Vulture, 3 Turkey Vulture, 14 B. Eagle, 2 R.t. Hawk, 3 Am. Coot, 2 Rock Pigeon, 16 Mourning Dove, 65+- big flock near Vis. Center Red-headed Woodpecker, 7 Red-bellied Woodpecker, 3 Yel.-bellied Sapsucker, 1 imm. Downy Woodpecker, 2 No. Flicker, 2 Blue Jay, 4 Am. Crow, 3 Com. Raven, 1 Car. Chickadee, 1 T. Titmouse, 1 W.b. Nuthatch, 5 Car. Wren, 3 G.c. Kinglet, 2 R.c. Kinglet, 1 E. Bluebird, 11 Am. Robin, 1 No. Mockingbird, 3 Eur. Starling, 49 Yel.-rumped Warbler, 13 Palm Warbler, 3 (2 yellow, 1?) E. Towhee, 1 Chipping Sparrow, 25+ Field Sparrow, 4 Savannah Sparrow, 3 Song Sparrow, 27+ Swamp Sparrow, 1 White-throated Sparrow, 20+ White-crowned Sparrow, 1 imm. D.e. Junco, 10+- No. Cardinal, 1 E. Meadowlark, 7 Am. Goldfinch, 4 House Sparrow, 5 Scott Baron Fairfax, Va. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Get your email and see which of your friends are online - Right on the New Yahoo.com (http://www.yahoo.com/preview) 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.