Eureka Nature

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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Good morning on the blind, birds too

Birds first. Sally Thackery called and said she had Scarlet Tanager, Summer Tanager, the one that goes "chicky-tuck", and Rose-breasted Grosbeak in her yard yesterday. Now that's three of the showiest species in Eastern North America. Too bad Wood Ducks don't show upon feeders. There's also been a rumor for years that Painted Buntings stay at Holiday Island in the summer. If anyone has specific info about them, I'd love to know.

I had an email and comment on the Falcate Orange-tip butterfly from Don and Judy of Nine-stone. Apparently they have seen them there as well. So heads up, it's a single brooded spring flyer, so now is the time.

Lon Dell came again and we got four more posts cemented in the ground, the lower deck rimmed, and the stairs to the upper deck mostly done. Should also be able to get some pics up tomorrow. I'll be out there tomorrow morning for the bird count starting at 7, then will work on the blind railings in the afternoon. Anybody is welcome for either or both events.


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