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8BY2: Quarterly Report July 3, 2019

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

I asked Marty if there were still whip-poor-wills around that part of Pennsylvania, and he said yes, and that we could probably hear one when we were at Chuck’s house the next night. The next night, as soon as the sun went down, one landed on the roof, planted itself there for awhile, and sang.

This quarter: ring-billed gull, green-winged teal, blue-winged teal, great egret, snowy egret, yellow-bellied sapsucker, ruby-crowned kinglet, field sparrow, fox sparrow, brown-headed cowbird, purple finch, chipping sparrow, eastern towhee, red-breasted nuthatch, ruffed grouse, palm warbler, American woodcock, double-crested cormorant, sharp-shinned hawk, glossy ibis, greater yellowlegs, yellow-rumped warbler, pine siskin, barn swallow, tree swallow, eastern meadowlark, yellow warbler, Baltimore oriole, ruby-throated hummingbird, rose-breasted grosbeak, blue-headed vireo, black-and-white warbler, gray catbird, magnolia warbler, black-throated green warbler, ovenbird, hermit thrush, northern waterthrush, chimney swift, house wren, warbling vireo, blue-winged warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, bobolink, broad-winged hawk, northern parula, black-throated blue warbler, Blackburnian warbler, common yellowthroat, white-crowned sparrow, brown thrasher, eastern kingbird, eastern wood pewee, great-crested flycatcher, scarlet tanager, cliff swallow, red-eyed vireo, American redstart, least flycatcher, blackpoll warbler, spotted sandpiper, wood thrush, white-eyed vireo, eastern whip-poor-will.

Year-to-date count: 126. (2012: 102. 2013: 162. 2014: 102. 2015: 120. 2016: 104. 2017: 115. 2018: 130.)


1. Mali - July 3, 2019

That’s a long list! I like that there is a cowbird and a catbird, but no dogbird. I was looking for a sheepbird or goatbird too. (Yes, I know. My commenting, never scintillating to start with, is deteriorating.)

2. susan365 - July 3, 2019

What part of Pennsylvania was that? (Even less scintillating than Mali’s.)

3. Eulalia Cobb - July 19, 2019

Thanks for the song–is it saying “whip poor Will” in some other language?
Glad you’re back!

4. Helen - August 22, 2019

The cats I “inherited” when my uncle died got very excited when I played the whip-poor-will song, then gave me the cold shoulder when they realized it was a Youtube video.

indigobunting - August 23, 2019


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