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June 13, 2007 [LINK / comment]

Post-election bird watching

Willow flycatcher After retrieving Emmett Hanger road signs this wonderful morning, I headed over to Bell's Lane where dozens of Red-winged blackbirds were making noisy displays. Birds of all kinds were singing loudly, as if to celebrate the primary election victory of our conservation- minded state senator. "Save our habitat!" At my final stop I fortunate to see a Green heron for the first time this season, or two of them, rather, in the top of a tree. I also made my first definite sighting of a Willow flycatcher performing its distinctive "fitz-bew" song; see photo. Today's highlights:

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