There seems to be much more bird song this July than I remember in the past. A nesting Common Yellowthroat scolds me from the cattails. Two robins sing almost continuously from around 4:20 until sundown - with two very different songs. (One does the traditional “Cheerio, cheerio, Cheer up!” while the other says “Hurry up hurry up STRANG-er!”) House Wrens, having fledged two batches already, appear to be thinking about a third. Cardinals and Red-eyed Vireos often lend their voices to the chorus, along with two male Red-winged Blackbirds, one lone phoebe, and a newly-fledged group of Song Sparrows. An Ovenbird calls occasionally from the woods across the road, and Veeries sweeten the late afternoon and evening hours.
Have others noticed lots of song recently?