A thick leaf canopy makes it difficult to locate birds in the forest in summer except by song. Scarlet Tanager, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Pine Warbler and Eastern Wood Pewee were all singing today on this 22 degree, sun mixed with cloud morning.
Fortunately Indigo Buntings enjoy singing loudly from an obvious perch.
A couple of Red-tailed Hawks also showed themselves:
Species list: red-tailed hawk, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, eastern wood pewee, barn swallow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, red-eyed vireo, pine warbler, northern cardinal, scarlet tanager, American goldfinch, indigo bunting. (16 species)
This mornings group:
Progressive Insanities of a Pioneer
iii The house pitched
the plot staked
in the middle of nowhere
At night the mind
inside, in the middle
The idea of an animal
patters across the roof
In the darkness the fields
defend themselves with fences
is getting in – Margaret Atwood