Hello all, We got up before dawn so we could arrive at Riverbend Park (in Northern Virginia on the Potomac) before sunrise. As we stood in the SW corner of the meadow and watched the sunlight hit the tops of the trees it was as if someone turned on the Warbler switch. The trees and brush were alive with birds. We had a total of 39 species, and all we did was walk back and forth along about 200 feet of meadow edge. Highlights included: nine species of warblers: Tennessee--at least three and this was a life bird for us Nashville--many Northern Parula--two or three Chestnut-sided--many, in many variations of plummage Magnolia--many; Magnolias continue to be very plentiful, including in our backyard Black-throated Blue--a very handsome male Black-throated Green--all over the place, including one male who was in near complete breeding plummage Black-and-White--at least two Common yellowthroat--several bouncing around in the underbrush Baltimore Oriole, Summer Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern wood-Peewee, half-a-dozen Indigo Buntings, and a Chipping Sparrow. What a great morning to be out bird watching. It was even cool enough for jackets. We were joined by Ralph Wall and Bob Mixon. Jay and Carol Hadlock Herndon, VA Get more from the Web. FREE MSN Explorer download : http://explorer.msn.com You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.