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May 27th, 2013
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Nervous 90s

The title is a cricket analogy that most of my American friends won’t understand, but it signals another new yard bird and what promises to be a long time stuck in the 90s. Yard bird #90 was one I thought I’d seen about a month ago but, with my resident Ash-throated Flycatchers always around, I couldn’t quite confirm. Today, however, I got a good, diagnostic view of a BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER.

The aforementioned ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHERS are still busily attending their nest in the bluebird box. A female HOODED ORIOLE was also a welcome visitor. The BLUE GROSBEAK count is now up to three, an adult male and two immature males. I still haven’t seen a female this year but they can’t be far behind.

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