Nine birders were greeted by strong cold wind at the monthly walk at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve in Loudoun County this past Saturday. The walk is sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and the Friends of Banshee Reeks and is open to all on the second Saturday of each month. We were able to get out of the wind along Arrowhead Ridge Trail and we found lots of both KINGLETS and several singing TOWHEES. A flock of about 15 WAXWINGS seemed to follow us along.
A total of 30 species were seen which is below the average for the November walk but probably reflective of the winds. The list follows:
Mary Ann Good and Del Sargent