After seeing 7 warbler species on Monday (September 13), I was hoping for a big week. However, birding 3 of the next 4 days yielded only 36 avian species, including only 2 warbler species.September 14
It was really quiet up on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Route 610. The only warbler I saw was a single Tennessee.
American Goldfinch, Tennessee Warbler, Scarlet Tanager
So I tried some birding at Ridgeview Park in Waynesboro, and it wasn't much better.
I had business to take care of in the morning, and did a short hike here in Old Trail mid-afternoon. It was really hot and muggy.
Great Blue Heron
I had planned on going up to the parkway, but it was shrouded in fog and clouds, so I headed over to Lickinghole Creek and Basin. I hadn't been there for a couple of months. If one is there on the right day, there can be lots of warblers, but it's really hit and miss. Even though I logged 21 avian species there this morning, I only saw 1 warbler species.
There was a small flock of ducks in the basin. Their dark olive bills suggest American Black Ducks, but there was also some white in their feathers. Perhaps all of them were hybirds with Mallards.
American Black Ducks
There was lots of leafy and thick vegetation there, so I am hoping it will be good for migrating warblers over the next month.