September 20, 2008 [LINK / comment]

A few more fall migrants

I managed to get outdoors for a nice walk on Wednesday morning, and came across a fair number of interesting migratory birds. The following summary is extracted from my report to the eBird system (

Location: Montgomery Hall Park
Observation date: 9/17/08
Number of species: 21

That was my first Swainson's Thrush of the year. This evening I took a quick walk just before dusk, which is getting earlier and earlier every day.

Location: Staunton-Augusta Rescue Squad trail
Observation date: 9/20/08
Number of species: 9