Monday, January 16, 2017

Clay-colored Sparrow in James City County

This Clay-colored Sparrow was at my feeder this afternoon. When this rarity does appear in Virginia, it is usually in early to late fall and not often at feeders.
Brian Taber

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Lucy's Warbler

A cavity-nesting breeder of far western desert mesquite areas, amazingly this Lucy's Warbler, Virginia's first record, was found on Dec 31 by Ned Brinkley on Virginia's Eastern Shore! It has stayed a few days so far to the delight of many birders. Rob Bielawski's pics show the diagnostic chestnut cap and the matching chestnut rump and hint of buffy below on an otherwise tiny, gray bird.
Brian Taber