We finally got some autumn weather as a cool front moved into the area. I wondered if any late season migrating warblers might have been pushed into the area, so I started off on Route 60 and the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was rather chilly with temperatures in the mid-40s and fairly strong breezes. I saw 11 avian species up there, but not a single warbler. Sparrows included White-throated, Eastern Towhee, and my first of season White-crowned. I enjoy taking sparrow photos, but not nearly as much as warbler photos.
I took Route 664 down to the Rockfish Valley and hiked the trail there. I added 7 avian species to my day list, including Song Sparrow and my first of season Swamp Sparrow.
I made a stop at my old birding site in Stoney Creek (Rockfish Valley section of Wintergreen Resort where I lived for 10 years), and added two more avian species to my day list - a Northern Flicker and a Yellow-rumped Warbler, my only warbler of the day.