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Villagers find bird-watching abundance nearby
Bird watching is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world and you don’t have to travel far to enjoy it. On Saturday, May 3, a group of 10 Villagers went on a bird-watching excursion on Theodore Roosevelt Island, located in the Potomac River adjacent to the Kennedy Center. This is one of the hidden gems for area nature lovers that offers excellent bird watching opportunities during migratory seasons.
The walk was led by Foggy Bottom resident Dr. TJ Myers. TJ is a veterinarian who works at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is lifelong bird watcher. Over 30 species were spotted during the two hours spent strolling the forests and marshes on the island. Notable sightings included Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, American Goldfinch, and Baltimore Oriole. And even without using binoculars, the group was constantly serenaded by the sweet songs of the White-throated Sparrow.
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