2BY10: June and July August 2, 2013Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.
Truth is, it’s been slow. In two months, I’ve added only seven species. Happily, four of those species were on the last report’s why-haven’t-I-seen-this-yet list. I finally got the scarlet tanager while learning pétanque; its sighting interrupted my turn, which I imagine my nonbirding partner wasn’t thrilled about. Still, I haven’t heard one distinctive call note from this species all summer, despite hearing its song.
Here’s my paltry-but-pretty list: red-eyed vireo, northern waterthrush, red-breasted nuthatch, scarlet tanager, black-throated green warbler, broad-winged hawk, and great egret, which brings my total to 165 (61 species ahead of last year at this time). I can see, however, that after July 2012, I didn’t add another species until mid-September, and that was in Colorado, where the birding was overall disappointing.