Date: 5/7/18 3:35 pm
From: William Young via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Warblers at Monticello Park in Alexandria
The past two days at Monticello Park in Alexandria have featured many
species of warblers seen at very close range. Yesterday, warblers were
entering the stream to drink and bathe. Today, there were numerous termite
hatches in rotting logs in the park, and people were seeing warblers
hopping on branches 10 or 15 feet away. Among the warblers who were chasing
termites were Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Cape May, Blackpoll,
Black-and-white, Black-throated Blue and Green, Chestnut-sided, American
Redstart, Northern Parula, and Yellow-rumped. Also in the park today were
Nashville, Tennessee, Canada, and Worm-eating Warblers, numerous Indigo
Buntings, and many Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, including a second-year male
with xanthochroism.

Last night was not a good night for flying, and so some of the birds in the
park today were probably the same individuals who were in the park
yesterday. I do not know if any of these birds will be around tomorrow or
whether there will be more termite hatches. If you want to visit the park,
you can find both driving and public transportation directions on the
Monticello Park website at <>.

Good Birding.

William Young

Arlington, VA
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