Augusta County, VA 4/6/15

All photos are Marshall Faintich


I spent the better part of the day birding in Augusta County. I started out at Ridgeview Park in Waynesboro, looking for early migration warblers. Last autumn, this park was exceptionally good for seeing warblers. The park was very "birdy," but I didn't see any warblers there. All of the birds there were common woodland species. I logged 18 avian species in the park.

Canada Goose
Mallard
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow

Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
American Robin
Hermit Thrush
Northern Cardinal
Eastern Towhee
White-throated Sparrow


Hermit Thrush


Carolina Chickadee


Tufted Titmouse


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker


Northern Flicker


Eastern Towhee

My next stop was in Swoope, where I added nine avian species to the trip list, but nothing really exciting there.


Bald Eagle in nest

My last stop was at the Augusta Springs Wetlands, where I added three more avian species to bring today's list to 30 species. There was a beaver in the wetlands pond.


Beaver


Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Rain is in the forecast for the next five days. Perhaps birding will be better next week.



E-mail comments on this report


Return to blog page home