Sun just catching tops of trees, I arrived back at the site of the solitaire
at 8:30 a.m. Saw the bird twice in company of three Eastern bluebirds before
leaving at 9:15 a.m., through both scope and binoculars. The site is `250 m
from the stream, a little more than I originally indicated. Bluebirds were
sunning themselves and then dropping down into the bushes (rose hips and/or
barberry?) to feed. Solitaire also observed to drop down into bushes. It is
precisely the same area that solitaire was observed yesterday, about 50 m on east
side of road, this time in a fairly large isolated maple .
Distance to end of blacktop is 2.2 miles and to stream it is 2.4 miles.
Road actually runs more NW/SE rather than N/S.
Speaking the Same Language