Ridgeview Park & Rockfish Valley Trail 9/23/14

All photos are Marshall Faintich

What a difference a week makes! I had a errand to run in Waynesboro this morning, so I made an hour+ stop at Ridgeview Park. Although I did log 18 avian species there, it wasn't "birdy" at all compared with last week. I only saw two warbler species there: Magnolia and Tennessee, but I did get a new fall 2014 bird - a Swainson's Thrush.

Swainson's Thrush

Magnolia Warbler

The next two photos are either the same bird, or two birds near each other in the same tree. I think that both photos show a Tennessee Warbler, although the yellow undertail covert coloring on the second photo is either unusual or a reflection from the leaves. I think that the strong eyeline and fairly bold supercilium rule out an Orange-crowned Warbler.

Tennessee Warbler

Tennessee(?) Warbler

A quick stop at the Rockfish Valley Trail shortly after noon yielded only a few birds.

Common Yellowthroat

Palm Warbler

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