We started off heading over to the upper lobe, where there was a Carolina wren showing off for us, singing and posing. That turned into almost a theme for the day - there were several Carolina wrens, it started to seem as if they were stalking us!
We also saw this Baltimore oriole doing its best to distract us from the warblers:
Such as this parula, we were all straining our necks to see this little fellow way up there.
There were several redstarts
This catbird wanted attention, it kept posing until finally agreed to take its picture.
A chestnut-sided warbler looks so different in the fall!
Seeing the adult male redstart was a treat.
This flicker was foraging on the ground, almost invisible in the brush. Apparently it thought it was invisible even when it exited the brush, it took its time and didn't seem to mind me being quite closeby.
I love it when black and white warblers pretend to be nuthatches.
I did manage to see a few things that (I think) the group sadly missed. Hopefully we will all get to enjoy them next time! At azalea pond there were more warblers flitting about.
And this waterthrush was bobbing around the streamlet.