Duff McDuff Green Memorial Park consists of 60 acres of open fields and prolific woodlands along the Rappahannock River southeast of Fredericksburg. The highlight of the park is an observation deck overlooking the river. This deck is a perfect location to look for wood ducks and belted kingfishers on the river, as well as the park’s numerous dragon- and damselflies. In winter these same waters could host common goldeneyes and any of the three merganser species (hooded, common, red-breasted). It is also worth keeping an eye on the sky, since an osprey or bald eagle could soar down the river to join the numerous black vultures in the area.
A short distance from the river, patches of deciduous forest host red-bellied woodpeckers year-round and yellow-bellied sapsuckers in the winter. Migrating species enjoy these stopover patches during their journey. The potential exists for gray catbirds, scarlet and summer tanagers, rose-breasted grosbeaks and a breathtaking assortment of warblers. Move into the more open fields to find chipping sparrows and eastern bluebirds.
Physical Address: 75 James Ashby Parkway, Falmouth, Virginia 22405
From Fredericksburg, head east on Blue and Gray Parkway/VA-3, turn right to stay on Kings Highway/VA-3, then turn right onto James Ashby Parkway, and follow it for 0.3 miles into the park.
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- Site Contact: (540) 658-4871 https://www.facebook.com/StaffordCountyParks/
- Access: Free, Daily, dawn til dusk
Birds Recently Seen at Duff McDuff Green Memorial Park (as reported to eBird)
- Turkey Vulture
- Bald Eagle
- Hairy Woodpecker
- Northern Flicker
- American Crow
- Tufted Titmouse
- Ruby-crowned Kinglet
- Winter Wren
- Carolina Wren
- Northern Mockingbird
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