The forecast was for rain and severe thunderstorms, but it wasn't raining this morning, so I did some hiking along the creek near my house. I saw/heard a variety of species, including four warbler species: Louisiana Waterthrush, Palm, Yellow-rumped, and Pine (heard only).
The rain still hadn't arrived by the early afternoon, so I did some more birding at Lickinghole. I saw another Wood Duck, two Green-winged Teals, three Spotted Sandpipers, and a few other species.
The thunderstorms arrived yesterday evening and it rained most of the night. By 7:30 this morning, the rain had stopped here in Crozet, and I wondered if the storms might have forced some migrating birds to take refuge in the area. I first went to the Blue Ridge Parkway, but there was some drizzle there, so I went to Ridgeview Park in Waynesboro. There was some light drizzle there as well, but it let up after a while. I saw a variety of woodland species, including my first of season (FOS) House Wren. I saw a few Yellow-rumped Warblers there, but the overcast skies and light drizzle made photography difficult. One of them appeared to have a yellowish throat, which would make it an unusual Audubon's sub-species, or perhaps an Audubon's x Myrtle sub-species hybrid. More likely, the throat coloring was an artifact of the poor lighting.
I went back up on the Blue Ridge Parkway, but didn't see many birds there, so I exited at Reids Gap, and made my way down the mountain to the Rockfish Valley Trail in Nellysford.
I saw my FOS White-eyed Vireo on the RV Trail, as well as several Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers.
Northern Rough-winged Swallow