June 15, 2014
We had a surprise Nothern Waterthrush family at
in 2012, but the songs were missing last year.
We thought it might be a one-year wonder, but no, they were singing
loudly on Saturday - there seemed to be several. Cedar Lake
On Sunday morning, it was cool and breezy, with little bird song. Nevertheless, I played the Sibley on my phone a couple of times and one showed up and started singing back.
We walked up the road a short way hearing constant Red-eyed Vireos, but seeing none. We could also hear occasional Black and White Warblers, and one showed up for a photo op. While searching for more warblers, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker came by and entertained us, as did a lone Turkey Vulture. We saw many Tiger Swallowtails.
Out on the lake, I spotted a distant Broad-winged Hawk soaring. Back at the feeders, Purple Finches and Red-breasted Nuthatches were abundant.