Spectacular Migratory Birds

Stephen L Tabone Nature Photography


Last Friday and Saturday, I went to Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Leesylvania State Park to try to find and photograph some of the many migratory birds that are passing through northern Virginia on their way up north to where they breed. Most of the birds in this article migrated from Central and South America and are ravenously hungry to replenish their weight and energy for the rest of their journey. Since they stopped to feed, they are very active as they search for food, which makes them difficult to photograph. They seem to be constantly moving. (Above and below images are Common Yellowthroat Warblers.)


As you will see throughout this article, I was very successful. I did not see as many species of birds as other people (serious birders) were seeing and reporting in various bird sighting reports, but nevertheless, I was very pleased to see and photograph a significant number…

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