May 7, 2017
I covered three (3) counties this morning with some some enjoyable results from an Odonate perspective and marginal again from a birding perspective. The word of the day was CLUBTAILS. I more than enjoyed myself with both variety and quantity this morning.
Cobra Clubtail 750+
Spine-crowned Clubtail 6
Rapids Clubtail 1
Blackwater Clubtail 3
Ashy Clubtail 1
Splendid Clubtail 3
Common Whitetail 2
Blue-fronted Dancer 2
Bird migrants today were in greater variety than on Saturday. Veery, Cerulean Warblers, Black-throated Blue Warblers, Northern Waterthrush and Chesnut-sided Warblers were all evident.
May 6, 2017
This morning I visited Goochland County, Virginia. The weather was mostly overcast with occasional drizzle and temperatures ranged from 53 to 58 degrees. Migration was poor with only Black-throated Blue Warbler, Scarlet Tanagers and Swainson’s Thrush noted as migrants.
Mid-morning the sun broke for a short while and I was close to Tucker Park and decided to try for some odonates. My list was paltry but I did see, catch and photograph an adult female Ophiogomphus susbehcha.
During the afternoon, in my neighborhood in western Henrico County, both Black-throated Green and Cape May Warblers were noted.