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  •  Good morning, everyone! (17+ / 0-)

    A beautiful morning in NEPA. The humidity is very high, but that is normal for summer in a temperate rainforest.

    The list has gotten a little long, so I am only going to update from last month. Not really much to add. :(


    35.  ruby-throated hummingbird
    36.  white-throated sparrow (white-striped form)
    37.  chipping sparrow
    38.  swamp sparrow
    39.  song sparrow
    40.  wood thrush
    41.  pine siskin (which I had been mistaking for a "winter" female goldfinch)


    42.  Bald Eagle (overhead)
    43.  Bob-white quail (voice)
    44.  Cedar waxwing (voice)

    A big shout out of thanks to Polly Syllabic. Her description of the cedar waxwing's voice identified it for me. Cheers, Polly, and may all your feeders be busy.

    The quail is not a local. There is a quail breeder on the other side of the woods and the occasional bird makes a break for freedom. I never see them, but hear them every year. Sadly, I know they will not last. Far too many predators for ground dwelling birds to survive.

    The bald eagles have a nest by the river and I have been waiting all year for them to fly over.

    That's it for this month. It is hard to identify anything in the lush, Summer growth. Now if we were counting frogs and bugs.............

    "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

    by Most Awesome Nana on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 06:30:12 AM PDT

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