Birding Banshee yielded 40 Species
Sixteen people showed up for our Saturday (1/10) morning bird walk at the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve.
The highlights of the 40 species were a couple of BROWN CREEPERS and a WINTER WREN.
Canada Goose, Wood Duck, American Black Duck, Mallard, Hooded Merganser (actually in pond on Evergreen Mill Rd across from The Woods Rd), Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle (1), Red-shouldered Hawk (2),Red-tailed Hawk (2), Mourning Dove (8), Belted Kingfisher (1), Red-bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Fish Crow, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper (2), Carolina Wren, Winter Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet (1), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1), Eastern Bluebird, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, American Goldfinch
Information on Banshee Reeks which is now open every weekend from 8 am to 4 pm can be found at http://www.bansheereeks.org, and be sure to check our website for upcoming nature programs and field trips around Loudoun county.