Lowcountryoutdoors.com admits that the birding during the dog days of summer is a little slow, but remains committed to birding reports. Some observations included Indigo bunting, bluebird, cardinal, kingbird, loggerhead shrike, blue grosbeak, Mississippi kite, red-headed woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, ruby-throated hummingbird, brown thrasher, pileated woodpecker, tufted titmouse, mockingbird, wild turkey, red-tailed hawk and of course, doves - lots of 'em. The birds of summer tend to enjoy suet (when its not melting in the sun) and black sunflower seeds more than the smaller grains. As always, clean and cool water in the bird baths is the number one songbird attractant during summer.
To view the May-June '09 birding blog entry click here.
Photo by Jeff Dennis: a potrait of Warblers and Bluebirds that Lowcountryoutdoors.com recently acquired