This morning’s survey began at 4:44 am in fairly heavy rainfall. Fortunately the birds were singing and the rain quickly stopped.
One bird we found here, the Lincoln Sparrow is poorly documented because of its secretive nature and breeding habits solely in boreal regions.
The Lincoln sparrow was named by Audubon after his friend Thomas Lincoln of Maine. Lincoln shot the bird on an expedition with Audubon to Nova Scotia in 1834, and Audubon named it in honor of his travel companion. (Wikipedia)
We also had White-throated, Savannah, Chipping and Song Sparrows on the survey.
Survey route scenes:
I took some time to explore the bush:
Rais’d are the dripping oars—
Silent the boat: the lake,
Lovely and soft as a dream,
Swims in the sheen of the moon. – Matthew Arnold (1822–88)