June 8, 2014
There are many wood warblers and other species that make their home around our cottage. This spring, the predominant singing was by Chestnut-sided Warblers, Eastern Phoebes and Red-eyed Vireos. From time to time, we also heard Black-and White Warblers, but could not see them. We went for a walk and saw many bass that had just finished spawning., and a Tiger Swallowtail perched obligingly on a lilac bloom. An Eastern Phoebe entertained us and a Rose-breasted Grosbeak responded to the taped call. A Common Loon swam right behind our parked boat.
We went for a Loon Count, and saw several including one on the nest. We always hope for a good breeding year. The Herring Gulls already has to chicks, and a lone male Common Merganser seemed to have missed finding a mate.
The trout fishing was rather slow, but patience was finally rewarded when a 6-pounder came to net.