We've been stuck in a hot and muggy air mass, coupled with afternoon thunderstorms, for the past few days, so I decided to do some morning birding here in Old Trail before it got too uncomfortable to be outside. I logged 22 avian species, although some of the species were heard only and difficult to locate in the dense vegetation. I heard three Common Yellowthroats in different locations, two Yellow-billed Cuckoos (perhaps the same bird), and one Orchard Oriole, but couldn't see them.
Canada Geese with goslings
Crows were chasing one of our resident Red-shouldered Hawks.
I saw several Barn Swallows. One of them had a white throat patch, but it wasn't the white forehead patch of a Cliff Swallow, and this bird had the long tails of a Barn Swallow.
I saw a lone deer that had lots of flies on its face.
Weather is supposed to be better on Friday.