[va-bird] piedmont warbler migration

All,

The banding station at Airlie, in Fauquier County, turned up two hatch year Canada Warblers and a hatch year Chestnut-sided Warbler this morning. The previous three days of banding netted only resident birds so there must have been a push last night. We also caught an adult Hooded Warbler which while gorgeous might have been a local bird. Warbler migration has begun on the Piedmont!

Not migration related but pretty exciting was a juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk that got caught in one of the mist nets. It was expertly removed by one of the members of the MAPS class, Kaycee Lichliter, and released unharmed and still hungry.

Sue

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Susan A. Heath
George Mason University
Environmental Science Department
Fairfax, VA

Secretary, Virginia Avian Records Committee
Keeper, Virginia Comp List at www.virginiabirding.org

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