September 28, 2007 [LINK / comment]

A few more fall warblers

Last night's rain brought markedly cooler temperatures, creating ideal conditions for spotting migratory songbirds. Indeed, I saw two kinds of warblers before I even reached the trail behind the Staunton-Augusta Rescue Squad. I was surprised not to see any hummingbirds, which have not shown up at our feeder for the past few days. I did come across several interesting birds, nevertheless, and it was a great morning to get outside. It won't be long before the first winter birds arrive...

Redstart eating

This female Redstart had to pause while feasting on a tasty insect, giving me time to snap a photo. It was right in our back yard!