I made three trips up to the parkway and Route 610 during this reporting period. It was very quiet each time. Most of the summer resident avian species have already gone, and migrating species were few and far between. Parallel Route 610 between mm. 2 and mm. 4 of the parkway is usually excellent for both breeding and migrating species, but this year might not be as good as in previous years. A power line runs parallel to Route 610 from just before mm. 2 to a little way past mm. 3. The chest high vegetation under the power line has always been an excellent foraging area for birds, especially warblers. At sometime during the late summer, the power company sprayed weed killer all along the path under the power line. After the vegetation turned brown, I saw very few warblers there.
Black and White Warbler
Mississippi Kite; Bald Eagles
Juvenile Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Adult gets first drink!
Caterpillar hangiing by a thread
This Copperhead did not make it across the parkway