It was a beautiful morning to be birding up on the parkway and Route 610. I ended up with 27 avian species, with 24 avian species on Route 610. I actually had 21 species at or near the old tower, counting stops there in both directions. The parkway was fairly quiet, and now there's one-lane road construction starting at mm. 12 and going south, and it appears the road crews will be moving to the north during the next few weeks. It's a real bummer for birding, as spring migration birding was highly limited, first by the Virginia governor's order to close the first 14 miles of the parkway because of the corona virus, and then with road re-surfacing as soon as the closure order was lifted, and now fall migration will be messed up. Sigh . . .
At the old tower, I saw Chestnut-sided and Worm-eating Warblers, heard a Cerulean Warbler, a Hooded Warbler, and an American Redstart, and got photos of another Hooded Warbler about 1/4 mile to the south.
Great Crested Flycatcher