Date: 5/15/18 12:29 pm From: Lucy Uncu via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Bay-breasted Warblers galore at Eakin Park, Fairfax
On our usual Eakin Park walk this morning about 10:30 we headed north on the Cross County Trail from Prosperity and were rewarded with lots of birds both singing and not.
The highlight was *11 Bay-breasted Warblers!* (in four separate locations). Up til now I haven't seen a single one in Virginia so this was really special. They were all males in breeding plumage and were very cooperative, giving us good looks and even some semi good photos.
We also had several *Magnolia Warblers*, *Chestnut-sided Warblers,* *Yellow Warblers*, *Common Yellowthroats*, and a single *Redstart *and* Black and White*.
Besides Warblers we had at least *10 Acadian Flycatchers*, an equal number of* Red-eyed Vireos* and probably at least that many *Swainson's Thrush*. (We also saw 10 Swainson's yesterday). We heard but didn't see *Wood Thrush.*
Of course we had the usual Grackles, American Crow, Bluebird, Titmouse, Red-shouldered Hawks, Blue Gray Gnatcatchers, Cardinals and various woodpeckers species.