Date: 4/30/18 10:23 am From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] 16 warbler species, Leesylvania State Park
Sorry for the prior message-less post. Not sure what happened. Anyway, it was a great morning at Leesylvania SP in Woodbridge. The story of the day was the swarms of yellowrumps. Peter Ross, Linda Chittum and I agreed that 400 was not out of the ballpark, They were everywhere. At sunup the beach and bluffs above them were covered with warblers. So were the Confederate Battery and the hillside above the ruins. Amongst the yellowrumps were other warblers (in much smaller numbers), including worm-eating, black-and-white, northern waterthrush, ovenbird, black-throated green, black-throated blue, Cape May, blue-winged, prairie, palm, pine, yellow-throated, yellow, American redstart, and northern parula. Other notables were 3 flyover broad-winged hawks, 2 warbling vireos, yellow-throated vireo, hermit and wood thrush, Baltimore and orchard oriole, 2 bank swallows, and scarlet tanager.