Date: 8/29/19 3:25 pm
From: Marilyn Westphal <mjwestph...>
Subject: Ridge Junction-Blue Ridge Parkway
Some early migrants showing up at Ridge Junction (mile 355 on the Blue
Ridge Parkway). Still fairly quiet, but a nice bunch of birds along the
road up to Mt Mitchell SP about 1/4 mile up from the parkway, including
some true blue migrants (ie don't breed in this area, so sure they came
from elsewhere). These were:
Olive-sided Flycatcher - flycatching from the dead branches at the top of a
tall spruce tree. Stuck around for quite a while.
Tennessee Warbler - 2
Magnolia Warbler - 1
Cape May Warbler - 2
along with some local breeders like Black-throated Green, Black-throated
Blue, Blackburnian, Ovenbird, Canada Warblers, Blue-headed and Red-eyed
Vireos, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, RT Hummingbirds zipping up
and down the road, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Pine Siskin, Red-breasted
Nuthatch, Waxwings and a few others.
Beautiful morning. Nice weather forecasted for the next few days, so
hopefully some more good birding.

Marilyn Westphal
Hendersonville, NC

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