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From: Charles Swift <email@example.com>
Date: Jul 28, 2005 7:46 AM
Subject: Moscow yard birds, 7/28/05
Hi All -
I finally added BEWICK'S WREN to my yard list (although I have heard
them from my yard). This morning one was poking around in our Lilac
Hedge along w/ a BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE which has been coming to the
The resident RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES have been making frequent trips
to the sunflower feeders and I believe are stashing seed in trees
around the yard.
The SWAINSON'S HAWKS that nest a block away (we presume although we
haven't actually located the nest this year) are becoming increasingly
vocal. This probably involves a lot of communication between adults
and young as they range farther away from the nest in foraging trips.
We still have a nest full of A. ROBIN chicks that are being fed in the
Lilac hedge. This is interesting as we were seeing young from earlier
broods back in June.
I am also starting to notice a few early migrants or post-breeding
dispersers such as WESTERN TANAGER and some unidentified warbler
chips. All in all it is feeling very much like the breeding season is