It's getting more difficult to find places to go birding while maintaining social distancing. I started off at Ridgeview Park in Waynesboro, and while it wasn't crowded, there certainly were more people there this morning than last week. I didn't see anything special there, and counting the Common Grackles and Turkey Vutures I saw as I neared the park, I had 22 avian species on my day list by the time I left an hour later.
Female Eastern Towhee
From there, I drove the first 14 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway, with a short detour along Route 610. I added four more species to my trip list, including hearing four Blue-headed Vireos, but I only saw one of them as it flew away. The parkway is starting to get green, but still has about a month to go before there will be good birding there.
I did a little birding in the Rockfish Valley before heading home, where I added six more species to my day list, and saw a pair of Hermit Thrushes. I got a quick look at a flying bird that might have been a Palm Warbler, but I couldn't be sure. It appeared to be yellow-brown with white tips to its outer tail feathers.
Northern Rough-winged Swallow