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 First bird encountered this  on an early morn census hike along the Chubb
Trail was a distant CHUCK-WILLS WIDOW calling at 630 with plenty of early morn
sunlight already around! Was good to hear one.Have done some nightjar counts
this summer along the trail without hearing either a chuck or a whip on several
attempts.
 Other birds seen and heard,
 still singing summer and scarlet tans,l-waterthrushes singing,pewees,acadian
flycatch,red-eye,white vireos,great-crested flycatchers,young parulas trying
out their voices,plenty of indigo buntings
 In the field observed an adult RED-SHOULDER HAWK with 2 juvenile birds
hanging nearby,BROADWING HAWK,MISSISSPPI KITE soaring high over.Several HENSLOW
sparrows,SEDGE WRENS calling.3 GREATER YELLOWLEGS were in a water filled
depression in the field .
 Some of the treetop warblers were absent this morn.Have not seen or heard a
cerulean for a while now.No doubt they have migrated out already.One of the
earliets neo-tropic migrants to leave their nesting ground
  Finding birds in spots where they have not been all summer also indicated
that many of the local passerines are beginning their fall migration.
 -Mike Brady

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