Thank you to all those who participated in our 2014 Bloomin' Birdathon! As always, the Birdathon inspired some great reporting to sponsors.
Cecily Nabors & Diane Ford wrote: "But the big story was this: movement caught Diane’s eye, and she swung around to see a Black-billed Cuckoo with a large caterpillar wriggling in its beak. We had both cuckoos! We were thrilled. Another Birdathon first!"
Neal Fitzpatrick wrote: "This year we saw or heard 13 species of warblers – Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, American Restart, Northern Parula, Bay-breasted, Yellow, Chestnut-sided, Blackpoll, Black-throated Blue, Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Green, and Wilson’s.
We missed seeing a Bald Eagle this year. Bald Eagle populations are rebounding very nicely and they are frequently seen along the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers. We had a nice view of a perched Osprey in a tree adjacent to the Kenilworth Park marshes."
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Sketch by ANS Member Diane Ford.