Date: 5/12/18 5:03 pm From: Bill Bickel via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Shenandoah Park and Falls Church back yard
Highlights of a two-day trip to Shenandoah Park Tues and Wed:
Stopped briefly at Thompson WMA on the way and saw a Kentucky warbler along the fire road not far from the parking area.
At Shenandoah we saw 3 Blackburnian warblers, 2 male and 1 female, foraging together. Later saw a 4th male at Rapidan Camp area, along with 2 Canada warblers. Lots of Ceruleans present along the Bluff trail to Big Devil Stairs.
In our back yard today, we spent a lot of time waiting to see what would come in to our pondless waterfall/stream, and saw the following at close range:
great crested flycatcher brown thrasher red-eyed vireo blue headed vireo northern parula black and white blackpoll (male and female) black-throated blue (male and female) yellow-rump bay-breasted (came twice during the day, I of course missed it both times, but Janet saw) redstarts/yellowstarts tennessee (female, i think, really dull bird) scarlet tanager (three males at once in the same tree by our patio)