Date: 9/25/17 5:53 am From: Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Leesylvania migrants (lots)
Excellent morning at Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge. 16 warbler species and 61 species total. I started at 7am at the Confederate battery, and for 40 minutes or so the only decent bird was a gray-cheeked thrush. But the a flock of warblers suddenly appeared, containing 7 species, including Cape May, blackburnian, black-throated green, parula, magnolia, black and white, and blackpoll. Birds were more numerous on the hillside, both in the trees above the ruins and in the dense ground cover. I added hooded, Tennessee, ovenbird, common yellowthroat, and bay-breasted, plus scarlet tanager, red-headed woodpecker, and a Traill's type flycatcher. In the picnic area near the small pond was a small flock contain pine, chestnut-sided and redstart. A yellow-rumped warbler was near the boardwalk. In general, many flickers were encountered; they must be moving through. Also, after weeks of wondering where the parula warblers were I saw a dozen, maybe more.