Saturday, August 1, 2015

2015 Birding Journal Observations / May - June

Wood Stork basking in Summer Sunshine
The summer weather pattern of hot and dry conditions serves to dry up the activity at bird feeders, except during peak feeding times associated with early morning and late afternoon. My observations include that peanuts are still well received by a large suite of songbirds, but their need for suet seems to diminish. Bird seed is important but fresh, cool and clean water in the bird bath may be the number one tool to keep songbirds interested in your avian focus area.

Notable observations were May 1 black-throated blue warbler and immature male painted bunting. My May 2 observation of three Canada goose goslings was nice too. May 18 Goldfinches passed through. And I had TWO screech owls come to the bird bath at dusk on June 2!!

May / June Observations include wood stork, wood duck, blue grosbeak, brown-headed cowbird, cardinal, red-bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker, bluejay, female summer tanager, ruby-throated woodpecker, Indigo bunting, dove, bluebird, brown thrasher, mockingbird, yellow-billed cuckoo, tufted titmouse, Carolina wren, red-headed woodpecker and bob-white quail.

To view the most recent Birding Journal Observation click March / April 2015

To view past Birding Journal Observations for May / June click 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009

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