Similarly, I have noted how many birds are singing so late in the season. I have heard antiphonal
singing of Scarlet Tanagers and of Common Yellowthroats in the past week, as well as single singing
individuals of many species, some I would expect (like the Red-Eyed Vireo) and some that seemed very
late to me. I have wondered if there is any hard evidence of failure of early nestings perhaps
because of the cold wet weather earlier? Kent, Chris?
Roy Pilcher wrote:
> Sunday, July 21, while enjoying a lakeside get-together with the family and
> with one eye on the grandchildren and the other on any avian activity my
> attention was drawn to a movement in the upper branches of a maple.
> Binoculars in hand, revealed a pair of red-eyed vireo one carrying a length
> of paper birch bark which it proceeded to weave into a half complete nest. I
> thought it was of interest mainly because of the advanced date.
> Roy Pilcher,
> Proctor, Vermont
> Speaking the Same Language.