Birding (and more) in Calhoun County and beyond
Still not much happening on the bird front lately. The Virginia Rail has not made another appearance. It has been relatively dry, so there are no flooded areas to attack shorebirds now. August could be a long month until migration picks back up. The one highlight was the F DR N Cell Tower had one Osprey hanging out on it, while another Osprey was on the nest. I could not tell if the one on the nest was perhaps a juvenile. Hopefully there are some little ones up there.
An interesting sight was this juvenile Red-tailed Hawk that was harassed by a Red-winged Blackbird. Didn't quite catch the ideal moment where the Hawk flipped over to try to fend off the Blackbird. What I think was also interesting about this bird was I've never seen a RTHA with a buffy throat like that. The abieticola subspecies will have buffy on the neck but usually with streaking.
Mothing has been anything but quiet though. Another Imperial Moth showed up on the windshield of the Jeep.
Speaking of beasts. I ran across Godzilla while out on 23 Mile Road.
And now a smattering of the bugs, again mostly moths, over the past week. A very fruitful week with it being dry and warm.
My exploits in my latest passion, Birding...not Bird-watching;-)