First for me this year, several EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE singing on Hoyt-Pileated.
Also saw NASHVILLE at power line cut, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH(es) at Woodleton,
heard singing BROWN CREEPER (still), numerous Common Yellowthroat and Ovenbird.
Followed HAIRY WOODPECKER to the underside of a large high tree branch where
nestlings can be heard; I found the same at home last night: a hole in the
underside of a branch with loud nestlings and attendants. SCARLET TANAGER was
singing but did not come close enough to see.
Heard 3 distinct “THREE-beer” clear tones between Woodlleton and the road but
it didn’t come closer, did not hear “WHIP”, and GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHERs were
in abundance, so just saying: keep an ear and eye out for possible Olive-sided.
Yesterday I observed 2 female COMMON MERGANSERS perching on the 15’ high stumps
in the south part of the pond (1 per stump). Also came across a male WOOD DUCK
high in a tree at the end of Podell who squeaked at me for a bit while I took a
video of him, then finally flew off when I took a step forward. Later saw both
M and F Woodies up on the big snag.
Big warbler day at home yesterday, mostly afternoon-evening: MAGNOLIA (M
breeding and non-breeding), BLACK-THROATED GREEN, several loud full-song
NORTHERN PARULA, WILSON’S, YELLOW, AM REDSTART, BLACK-AND-WHITE, several bright
BLACKBURNIAN, possible ORANGE-CROWNED (but I did not count it as the looks were
too brief), COMMON YELLOWTHROATs setting up territories as in past years.
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