Date: 8/10/17 9:09 am From: Robert Evans <benbovas...> Subject: [Ohio-birds] Lingering, vocal residents, western Muskingum Co.
While many of us with birding inclinations have turned our focus to early migration (shorebirds and others,) the vesper chorus at dusk last night raised a contemplative smile about the subtle charm of our property here on Flint Ridge. Being August, the buzz of insects fills the air. But interspersed are phrases of song from our bird residents, reminding me that many species find this place accommodating. Given the late-ish date I found these interesting.
Common yellowthroat, wood thrush, and pewee were particularly noteworthy just after sunset, along with the expected song sparrow, field sparrow, cardinal and robin, as Jane and I sat on the bench at the top of our pasture hill, watching the gathering pinks and purples.
Life is good.
Bob Evans Geologist, etc. Hopewell Township, Muskingum County
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