Day Two on the farm, we just took a short walk up to the pond and back:

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus <– with just-fledged young; they were mighty antsy.
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
American Goldfinch Cardeulis tristic

Today, I woke up early to the sound of vigorous singing and looked out the window:
House Wren Troglodytes aedon <–singing male and begging young
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus <–juvenile
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilocus colubris

Then Todd and I went to the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge to look for Black Terns. We didn’t find any, but it was a good day nevertheless:
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor <– numerous juveniles
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Bald Eagle Halieetus albicilla
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
Grey Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
American Robin Turdus migratorius
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
Mallard Branta platyrhynchos
Wood Duck Aix spansa <– female with downy young
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons *LL Truly, this has been my year of vireos
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus *LL

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