It was hot and humid today, and I decided to try agin to find the Summer Tanager that had been reported on Loft Mountain six days ago. On the way there, I stopped to watch a Broad-winged Hawk.
Loft Mountain wasn't as "birdy" today as it was two days ago. Perhaps it was the 80+ degree temperature, or the park staffers that were mowing grass. I saw some of the usual birds there, but not the Summer Tanager.
Juvenile American Robin
I then drove to the parking area on High Mountain near Route 33 to look for the Kentucky Warblers. A pair of them were camera shy. I could hear them chirping in the vegetation, and saw them fly across the road twice, but never got a good look at them. I did get a close-up photo of a male American Redstart that had a very long bill for that species.
On my drive back to Route 250, and small hawk, probably a Sharp-shinned, flew across the road. A mile or so farther down the road, a bear ran across Skyline Drive.
As I was processing photos for this report (7/14), Alice said that there was a momma Black Bear and two cubs in our yard here in Stoney Creek. By the time I got my camera, all I could see was the rear end of one of the cubs scurrying into the woods. I left my camera near the windows, and a short time later, saw this fox in our yard.