Date: 8/10/17 11:39 am
From: Manon VanSchoyck <mvs...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Lingering, vocal residents, western Muskingum Co.
Yes, I've had rose breasted grosbeaks back in the yard this week and the
common yellowthroat and yellow warblers still singing in the yard in the
morning. The eastern kingbirds are still active as well as phoebes and
willow flycatchers. Life IS good!

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 12:13 PM Robert Evans <benbovas...> wrote:

> 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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