Right now at the north pinnacle (traditional nesting area) I have at least two 
singing Worm-eating Warblers, 100 yards apart, so I presume the whole "colony" 
has returned. Last time I checked was on Friday. There were none. I had 
Yellow-throated Vireos up here that morning (used to surprise me, but it seems 
to be an annual occurrence). This morning I can hear them down below, in more 
typical area along the RR corridor. I watched a pair of Blue Jays gathering 
fine rootlets (easy to obtain on this over-steepened slope) to line a nest. 
Also spotted a Xylocopa virginica. I guess there's enough dry, durable dead 
wood up here to offer nest sites, though they usually prefer an eastern 

Half an hour ago I was in the open grove of white spruces atop Bald Hill 
(behind the yellow gate), with its Hooded Warblers, Black-throated Blues, 
Mourning Warblers, Ruffed Grouse and other regular breeders. Saw two Cooper's 
Hawks: one sub -canopy and another overhead doing what I interpreted as a 
territorial over-flight. There used to be a territory down the long-abandoned 
section of Comfort Road, but recent logging down there may have prompted a 



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