Archive for November, 2015

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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:

Turkey Vulture

Red-tailed Hawk

Mourning Dove

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Blue Jay

American Crow

Fish Crow

Common Raven

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

American Robin

Northern Mockingbird

Cedar Waxwing

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Eastern Towhee

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

American Goldfinch


Mary Ann Good and Del Sargent