Bill Brown led a mid-week bird walk last week and sent over the following report. If you go out to these places, the report below can give an idea of what you might see:
Ten birders participated in a two-location walk on Nov 11 sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. The highlights among the 40 species seen included a mature Bald Eagle soaring over Lyndora Park in Ashburn and a mixed flock of Wilson Snipe and Killdeer at the Broadlands Wetlands.
Birds at Lyndora included: Canada Goose 12 Mallard 10 Great Blue Heron 1 Turkey Vulture 4 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Bald Eagle 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Killdeer 6 Ring-billed Gull 1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 12 Mourning Dove 30 Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 Downy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 6 Blue Jay 15 American Crow 10 Fish Crow 1 crow sp. 15 Carolina Chickadee 6 Tufted Titmouse 4 White-breasted Nuthatch 2 Carolina Wren 8 Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 Eastern Bluebird 6 American Robin 40 Northern Mockingbird 4 European Starling 50 Cedar Waxwing 13 Yellow-rumped Warbler 5 Eastern Towhee 1 Field Sparrow 1 Song Sparrow 5 White-throated Sparrow 20 Dark-eyed Junco 15 Northern Cardinal 12 House Finch 4 American Goldfinch 5 House Sparrow 30
The water level at the Broadlands Wetlands was quite low, so we did not find many water fowl species in the 30-40 minutes we spent there. The three stubborn birders who stuck it out to the end, however, were rewarded with a look at the snipe. Additions to the day’s list at
Broadlands: Red-shouldered Hawk 2 Wilson Snipe 6Belted Kingfisher 1 Bill Brown