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  •  Cold rain moved in here last night and is expected (6+ / 0-)

    to continue for the next couple days. Had a nice day until late after noon though and Mrs. burnt and I had a good woods walk  before the weather changed. Lot's of bird song all along the way. I think I saw the first yellow billed cuckoo of the year but only got a fleeting glimpse of it so I'm not absolutely certain. I usually hear them before I see them and that is how I know they're back but I haven't heard one yet this year. I  am determined to get decent pic of one this year to replace the one fuzzy one that is all I managed last year. They are high on my list of favorite birds. I love their call.

    Whippoorwills are calling more and more frequently now, but are not yet in full out chorus.

    Our baby carolina wrens are starting to get real feathers now. Some of the baby bluebirds are getting their first tufts of fuzz patches on their naked little bodies. They develop so fast.

    When we got back from our walk yesterday their was a pair of purple martins at the old house, squabbling with the tree swallows for ownership rights again. Went through the same thing last year until they eventually quit arguing and both successfully raised families. So happy to see and hear here again. No martins at new house yet.

    The rain and cool weather brought the mothing to a halt last night  I was kind of glad, all the late nights had caught up with me. I was nodding off on the couch early last night so went on to bed and got a good nights sleep for the first time in a week.

    Just give me some truth. John Lennon

    by burnt out on Fri May 03, 2013 at 04:16:25 AM PDT

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