Date: 9/9/17 6:55 am From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Manassas Battlefield 09 Sept - warblers, grosbeak
I think the highlights here are probably Blackburnian and Tennessee Warblers, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
Today (Saturday) I found 11 warbler species at the New York Monuments location (Prince William county). That matches one day ten years ago, for my best ever fall day for warblers. (And that one in 2007 was a group outing at Mason Neck, led by Jody Bucknam and Kurt Gaskill, after a storm fallout.) Today's species list is below.
In the fall, besides warblers, this location seems particularly reliable to me for Pewee, Cuckoo, and Tanager.
good birding, Steve Johnson Fairfax, Virginia
Manassas National Battlefield Park--New York Monument, Prince William, Virginia, US Sep 9, 2017 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Protocol: Traveling 0.2 mile(s) Comments: tree edges and meadow immediately N and NE of the parking lot 33 species
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2 Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 2 Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 4 constant activity flycatching and chasing each other, and other spp; no vocals heard Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 2 Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 3 Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 4 American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 2 Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 3 Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2 White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2 Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 2 Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 4 American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 3 Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1 Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 2 Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) 1 Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 2 American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 2 Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 4 Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) 1 Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) 1 Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) 3 singing off and on, the whole 2 hours I was there. Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor) 1 Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 1 Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 3 Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1 Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 1 House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 2