WIR 7/4-7/10

Wednesday 7/4: Waited for the rain to clear then checked Lone Tree Hill and Rock Meadow for butterflies. Not much around. The good-looking spot at LTH had two families of turkeys so I couldn’t check thoroughly. Tons of milkweed at Rock Meadow but nothing beyond Monarchs. Usual birds around.

Thursday 7/5: BBN was pretty quiet. First Wood-Nymphs of the year and some presumed Mocha Emeralds.

Friday 7/6: Purgatory Cove: 2 BC Night-Herons, 6 (only) Wood Duck. With the cleaning in progress, probably not going to be much for shorebirds this year. Late Common Baskettail was interesting.

Saturday 7/7: Great Meadows fairly early, nothing much doing. Apparently just missed the Least Bittern.

Sunday 7/8: Quick walk around the duck ponds in the morning. Family of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and what appeared to be several groups of Harvesters were the highlight. Purgatory Cove in the afternoon: different night-heron, Fish Crow, Red-bellied presumably at a nest.

Monday 7/9: Prospect Hill had nothing interesting.

Tuesday 7/10: Looped the marsh at BBN without much.