It was hot, humid, and hazy, and I got a late start to boot. When I finally arrived up on the parkway at 9:45, very few birds were singing, and the ones I did hear were difficult to locate in the dense foliage. I birded the first 13.5 miles of the parkway except for Route 610 between mile markers 2 and 4.
It was probably the way the tail on this Indigo Bunting was catching the light, but it sure looked white to me.
I saw a Cedar Waxwing feeding its mate.
I ended up with 24 avian species, including 5 warbler species, but the Pine Warbler was a heard-only species. I saw Downy Woodpeckers near the nest cavity on Route 610, but their nest was quiet, so I assumed that the little one(s) I saw there five days ago have fledged.