An afternoon walk by the Blackwater in Canaan Valley State Park yielded great views of a Lincoln's Sparrow in the usual place, as well as my first Cape May Warbler of the fall. Their buffy chests with pinstripes are strikingly similar, which I never thought about before. There were also plenty of Eastern Phoebes, Gray Catbirds, and Common Yellowthroats still hanging around, with many juveniles trying out their voices. The spring peeper sounds of Swainson's Thrush have also appeared (both Randolph and Tucker today).
This morning a 4th year Bald Eagle soared above the house.
A few dragonflies are still around, and this is the best fall for katydids in my neighborhood for maybe a decade. Unfortunately, there's been an onslaught of marmorated stink bugs over the weekend, too.