Date: 4/16/18 5:28 am From: Trollinger, Jeffrey via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Migration finally reaches Gum Spring
Beautiful weekend! Hard to believe last Saturday it was snowing!
I was wondering if the migrants would ever show up this year, well apparently they wait for the Redbud to bloom, which also finally happened on Friday in Goochland/Louisa.
Saturday the Black & White Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlarks and Ovenbird all showed up and sang. Sunday my first Ruby-throated Hummingbird arrived.
As a side note, I stopped by Crump Meadows Park in Henrico on Friday morning and had Palm Warblers and Ovenbirds, but also a flock of Hermit Thrushes and several of them sang!! That was a treat!!
Now once the water recedes from last night's epic rainfall (3.5 inches in the gauge this morning), we should hopefully see Spring stick around and progress normally!!
Jeff Trollinger Gum Spring, VA
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