Central Virginia 9/9-10/14

All photos are Marshall Faintich

A cool front moved through the area last weekend, dropping temperatures by 10 degrees. I thought perhaps the cooler weather would drive migrating birds our way, but the higher elevations have been shrouded with fog all morning and some of the afternoon for the past three days. Perhaps the migrating birds have settled in elsewhere that wasn't so foggy. I (and part of the trips with Walt Childs) have put on lots of auto miles in Nelson, Augusta, and Rockingham counties, and have seen only a handful of birds the past two days. Where are the birds?


Common Yellowthroat, Rockfish Valley Trail


Common Yellowthroat, Rockfish Valley Trail


Magnolia Warbler, Ridgeview Park, Waynesboro


Magnolia Warbler, Stoney Creek (Wintergreen)


Magnolia Warbler, Stoney Creek (Wintergreen)


Magnolia Warbler, Stoney Creek (Wintergreen)


American Redstart, Ridgeview Park, Waynesboro


American Redstart, Stoney Creek (Wintergreen)


American Redstart, Stoney Creek (Wintergreen)


Eastern Wood-Pewee, Rockfish Valley Trail


Eastern Wood-Pewee, Stoney Creek (Wintergreen)


Orange-striped Oakworm, Stoney Creek (Wintergreen)


Fawn, Stoney Creek (Wintergreen)


Killdeers, Leonard's Pond


Killdeers, Leonard's Pond


Solitary Sandpiper, Leonard's Pond


Indigo Bunting, Rockfish Valley Trail


Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Rockfish Valley Trail


Cedar Waxwings, Rockfish Valley Trail


Bald Eagle, Switzer's Dam


Red-shouldered Hawk, Rockfish Valley Trail


Red-shouldered Hawk, Rockfish Valley Trail


Red-shouldered Hawk, Rockfish Valley Trail



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