October 8, 2007 [LINK / comment]

Transitional fall birding

Early on Sunday morning, I took a walk behind the Staunton-Augusta Rescue Squad, and saw an interesting mixture of summer and winter birds, including the first White-throated sparrow of the season. Toward the end, I got a good closeup video of a Magnolia warbler, from which this freeze-frame image was taken. The current "transitional" period will be largely over in the next week or two -- unless this odd heat wave continues, that is.

Magnolia Warbler 2

Magnolia warbler.