Nice morning

There seemed to be a sort of warbler wave going through this morning; several Yellow Warblers, a Redstart or two and a couple of Black-and-Whites were calling around the house (no Parulas, though – unlike yesterday).  It was a cool, damp, overcast/high fog kind of morning, which I remember as being a good time for migrants.  No thrushes or other birds, though.  Last Saturday up the road at Cromwell Bridge we had both Orioles, numerous nesting Gnatcatchers, lots of Parulas, lots of Bluebirds and Tree Swallows (+ Barn and a couple of Rough-winged Swallows) and a bunch of other odds and ends.   The usual nesters have settled in: Robins, Catbirds, Mockingbirds, Cardinals and House Sparrows.  Goldfinches, House Finches and Carolina Wrens are nesting in the vicinity, but not the yard this year.  I think I need to put up the Hummingbird feeder, since they’re back in the area and we should be able to entice them to nest.  I think it might be an idea to put up an owl box as well, since we have loads of owl food in the area and lots of dense cover with all the vines.


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