Birding at Bles Park
Five-birders enjoyed clear skies and seasonally cool weather during Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s walk at Bles Park on October 13. Quite a few winter birds made themselves seen, including large numbers of White-throated and White-crowned Sparrows and Ruby-crowned Kinglets. A slowly circling juvenile Bald Eagle also gave everyone good looks.
The complete tally: Canada Goose, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Blue Jay, American Crow, Fish Crow, crow sp., Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Winter Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, House Finch. American Goldfinch, House Sparrow.