DC Birding, weekend of April 11th/12th

April 12, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Cool over night and then during the day warm weather and blue skies. Good number of birds moving, including Broad-winged Hawks over the house, and first of season Chimney Swift.

Early Saturday morning at Rock Creek Park produced Yellow-rumped Warbler, Palm Warbler, Purple Finch (4), Eastern Towhee, Field Sparrow (2) and Chipping Sparrow (5).

Field Sparrow, Washington DCField Sparrow, Rock Creek Park, Washington DC

Chipping Sparrow, Washington DCChipping Sparrow, Rock Creek Park, Washington DC

Purple Finch, Washington DCPurple Finch, Washington DC

Sunday, at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, a pair of Eastern Bluebirds were carrying nest material to an old woodpecker hole.

Eastern Bluebird, Washington DCEastern Bluebird, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington DC

And there was a scattering of migrants, including Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (5), Brown Thrasher (4), Palm Warbler (3) and Northern Parula (1). 

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Washington DCBlue-gray Gnatcatcher, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington DC

Other good birds included Greater Yellowlegs and Belted Kingfisher. Over at Kenilworth Park, Caspian Tern (2) and a small flock of Chimney Swift (42) were notable.

 

 


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