I usually think of that first note of the CAWA as a spit note making it
While out in Arl area atlasing today we picked up a Wilson's snipe which
first was spotted in a swale area in the middle of a field. It
disappeared completely when we tried to get closer - perhaps slunk into the
grasses, or into a nest? as it never flushed. Would such an open area be a
Also - a Yellow-throated Vireo which is not common in my experience.
Hector, send over the warblers; seems like mostly redstarts, yellows and
ovenbirds only here!
Osprey spotted again today - fish in talons. (one on 5/20) This seems very
late for us here in the S. to see an osprey. Maybe we will have a nest
So nice to see the sun, but the black flies like it too and the (Eastern
tent) caterpillars are raining frass, leaf pieces and themselves again.