While it was a chilly morning & there wasn’t a lot of diversity, bird-wise (26 species) or people-wise, the four of us who showed up for the regular Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship bird walk on Saturday morning found the fields and woods at the center beautiful.
There was a great deal of variety in the animal tracks in the light snow and the occasional mixed flock of birds in the forest kept it int’g as we did see three Common Ravens visiting a deer carcass, perched in a tree and flying back & forth overhead; several Golden-crowned Kinglets; and a Winter Wren along the partially frozen Piney Run.
Information on the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship can be found at http://www.blueridgecenter.org. Information on the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and its many free activities can be found at www.loudounwildlife.org.
The complete list follows:
Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship – MFF01, Loudoun, US-VA
Jan 26, 2013 8:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Turkey Vulture 5, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Common Raven 3, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren 1, Carolina Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet 4, Eastern Bluebird, Hermit Thrush 1, Savannah Sparrow 1, Song Sparrow X White-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, Purple Finch 2, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow.