September 24, 2006 [LINK / comment]

More straggling warblers...

The weather here in Virginia has been downright chilly and bleak lately, an unfairly early autumn. Nevertheless, I went for a walk at Montgomery Hall Park yesterday and saw:

I would be surprised if I see that many warblers again this year. On Friday a Phoebe showed up in our back yard, with the characteristic yellow plumage on the belly that is seen during the fall. Phoebes occasionally visit residential areas during migration season, but it would be rare to see one in a built-up areas during breeding season.