Guess this is a time for interesting behaviorial stories... Thanks Bridget
for your owl prowls.
Evenings in my yard from about 7-8 have been very active times. Last night
(Tues) I had 22 species incl (molting male?) Scarlet Tanager (15 min. in
one spot), several Redstarts an imm. Chestnut-sided Wa (a new plumage learn
from me) and Wood Pewee calling.
One of the interesting things that has been occurring the past 3 days is
the simutaneous arrival at the feeder area of Cedar Waxwings with Blue
Jay. The CEWAs sit in the tree and watch the BLJA at the feeder. When it
leaves the CEWA are in hot pursuit. I'm assuming there is a CEWA nest
nearby, but it's interesting that they are so alert and aggressively
following the BLJA. This activity was just happening again as I can
observe my feeder from where my computer is located.
Also had an immature Evening Grosbeak at the feeder on Mon. I had heard
them calling in the trees earlier in the day.
7/26 evening tally:
Ruby throated Hummingbird
Yellow bellied Sapsucker
E. Wood Pewee
and Purple Finch this morning
Charlie & Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, Vermont