Date: 4/15/18 5:35 am From: Shea Tiller via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Cliff swallows, warblers, turkey + others@ Cumberland, Buckingham, and Fluvanna
Yesterday I birded a bit near the Rivanna and James rivers to look for neotropical migrants.
I found yellowthroats in Fluvanna and just over the border in Cumberland County, parula in Fluvanna, and yellow-throated warbler in Fluvanna, Cumberland, and Buckingham. Louisiana waterthrush is also reported to have returned to Fluvanna yesterday, but I didn't find one. All of the warblers gave great looks, including two yellow-throateds which chased eachother around near eye-level only ten feet away.
At the Columbia Boat Ramp in Cumberland, I had a group of cliff swallows foraging over the bridge.
Other birds of note included a kestrel hunting over a large mowed backyard along Turner Road in Fluvanna, and a female turkey on Shiloh Church Road in Fluvanna.