Hello Everyone, I spend an hour at Runnymede Park in Herndon, Fairfax County early this morning. Highlights were a single BLACKPOLL WARBLER, two YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, a COOPER'S HAWK, a HOUSE WREN, and a BARRED OWL. It has been a while since I heard the distinctive calls of the Sapsucker. Two were foraging amidst the branches of some trees along the stream near the Redbud Trail, at one point hanging from a leafy twig gleaning some unknown snack. The Barred Owl was spotted flying through the tree trunks, being chased by about a dozen AMERICAN CROWS while giving off an unusual cry repeatedly. Sparrows were nil in the meadow area, except for a few TOWHEES. Best, Jay Keller, Arlington Wood Duck 5 Cooper's Hawk 1 Mourning Dove 2 Barn Owl 1 Chimney Swift 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2 Downy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 3 Blue Jay 7 American Crow 18 Carolina Chickadee 2 Tufted Titmouse 3 Carolina Wren 1 House Wren 1 Eastern Bluebird 3 American Robin 25 Gray Catbird 5 Blackpoll Warbler 1 Eastern Towhee 4 Northern Cardinal 5 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 American Goldfinch 7 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.