Bird Walk at Mason Neck State Park

August 27 Birdwalk - Tom Blackburn

August 27 Birdwalk - Tom Blackburn

Five birders enjoyed an ASNV bird walk at Mason Neck State Park on a beautiful August 27 morning, with views of Belmont Bay and the Bayview Trail. Highlights were several very busy and viewable Red-eyed Vireos, a good number of Eastern Wood-Pewees, and an otherwise lovely Prothonotary Warbler missing its tail feathers during molt. Five Wood Ducks flew across the wetland and four Bald Eagles put in appearances. We also enjoyed several juvenile Eastern Bluebirds in the picnic area, some of which were rather scruffy. The teen-age look, perhaps. We also saw a number of butterflies and enjoyed the late-summer wildflowers.