Today I descended the Bluffs by the Guild Inn and had a great walk.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
The Willow Flycatcher likes shrubby vegetation.
When the new growth exceeds about 10 ft. in height the Willow Flycatchers lose interest and move to younger growth.
When they stop singing in August they are almost impossible to identify because they look very much like the Alder and Least Flycatchers.
Their song sounds like “fitz-bew”.
These Common Loons are “first summer” birds and do not yet have the breeding plumage of adults.
I surprised a Great Blue Heron:
The strong black-bordered white eyebrow stripe identify this as a Red-eyed Vireo.
Blue bird nest cam.
Calm was the even, and clear was the sky,
And the new budding flowers did spring,
When all alone went Amyntas and I
To hear the sweet nightingale sing. – John Dryden (1631–1700)
I love this place. Beautiful pictures! Wonderful to see the iconic Loon is now here. Thanks, Miles!