Comparing this to last month’s list, I see the Ducks have dropped way off. They’ve headed off the local lakes to their northern nesting grounds. My faithful visitor, the Carolina Wren, hasn’t been seen all month and the Junco numbers are dropping daily. The big Warbler wave is just starting and I hope to make inroads on that Sunday on a walk with the bird club.
So many first-of-year birds! Almost the whole second half of the list is new. It felt like every day brought new birds. Towhee and Veery were both birds I hear commonly, but never see. Bit there they were, under the apple tree! Two Loons still linger on Snyder’s Lake and I’m wondering if they will stay.
Wild Turkey, Blue Jay, American Robin, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, American Crow, Canada Goose, Dark-eyed Junco, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Mourning Dove, Tree Sparrow, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Killdeer, Mallard, Red-tailed Hawk, Common Merganser, Ring-billed Gull, Wood Duck, Tufted Titmouse, Northern Cardinal, Eastern Phoebe, House Sparrow, Hooded Merganser, Chipping Sparrow, Ring-necked Duck, Herring Gull, Common Loon, Barn Swallow, American Kestrel, Fox Sparrow, Rock Pigeon, Double-crested Cormorant, Brown-headed Cowbird, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Flicker, Turkey Vulture, White-breasted Nuthatch, Bufflehead, Tree Swallow, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Pied-billed Grebe, Northern Mockingbird, Purple Finch, Brown Creeper, Eastern Towhee, Osprey, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Cooper’s Hawk, Gray Catbird, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Veery, Spotted Sandpiper, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Bluebird, Bobolink.
63 species, 3 new to this list.