[va-bird] Runnymede Park, Herndon - 10/13/05 AM

  • From: jay <azure.jay@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 19:48:48 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

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 



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