Crozet, VA 4/27/15

All photos are Marshall Faintich

Finding spring migrating warblers here in Virginia can be a challenge. Unlike in the autumn, when the warblers are not in a big hurry to head south, spring warblers are in a rush to get to their breeding grounds. If you're not lucky to find a migrating flock, all you can hope for, is to find a local breeding warbler.

I went to Lickinghole Creek and Reservoir this morning to look for warblers. Although I saw 32 avian species there, the only warbler I saw there was a single Common Yellowthroat.

Common Yellowthroat

Bald Eagle

Solitary Sandpiper

American Wigeon

I did some more birding at Ridgeview Park in Waynesboro, and on the Rockfish Valley Trail.

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Ridgeview Park)

House Wren (Ridgeview Park)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Rockfish Valley Trail)

Field Sparrow (Rockfish Valley Trail)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Rockfish Valley Trail)

Tree Swallow (Rockfish Valley Trail)

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