Date: 4/11/17 11:26 am From: <david.boltz4...> Subject: [Va-bird] 5 Warblers - Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. Shenandoah River State Park - Warren Co.
After viewing the White Pelican at Lake Frederick, I headed down to Shenandoah River SP near Bentonville in Warren Co. I found a pair of Yellow-throated Warblers near the restrooms closest to the canoe launch and the picnic area. Then I walked the Bluebell Trail and was absolutely blown away by the Bluebells, which are in peak bloom right now. Along that trail I had 4 Louisiana Waterthrushes, a Northern Parula and several Yellow-rumps. I also had a Pine Warbler near the park entrance. BG Gnatcatchers were numerous. Other good finds were a 2 Purple Martins and a couple of Red-headed Woodpeckers in the same tree across the river. I was hoping for at least one Vireo (Blue-headed most likely), but none were about. Complete list below.
Go see the Bluebells! They are outstanding!
22 Double-crested Cormorant 2 Great Blue Heron 1 Turkey Vulture 4 Mourning Dove 2 Red-headed Woodpecker 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 Downy Woodpecker 2 Northern Flicker 2 Pileated Woodpecker 3 Eastern Phoebe 2 Blue Jay 3 American Crow 2 Purple Martin 15 Tree Swallow 8 Carolina Chickadee 9 Tufted Titmouse 1 White-breasted Nuthatch 5 Carolina Wren 10 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2 Eastern Bluebird 12 American Robin 2 Brown Thrasher 7 European Starling 4 Louisiana Waterthrush 1 Northern Parula 1 Pine Warbler 3 Yellow-rumped Warbler 2 Yellow-throated Warbler 14 Chipping Sparrow 2 Field Sparrow 3 Dark-eyed Junco 5 White-throated Sparrow 2 Eastern Towhee 12 Northern Cardinal 25 Common Grackle 1 Brown-headed Cowbird 12 American Goldfinch