Saturday, May 29, 2010

Empid Anniv

fyee-byoh (how would you say it?)
fee-bee-o (is RTP's any easier?)
rreeBEEa  (why not? it's sibley)

Alder Flycatcher singing from the wet spot a few hundred feet to the west of the deck late this afternoon. Ten years to the day since the first one heard here. Just a dozen "in the yard" all that time, with none in '02, '07, or '08, but otherwise reasonably predictable:

5/27 X
5/28 XX
5/29 XXX
5/30
5/31 X
6/01
6/02
6/03 XX
..
6/11 X
6/13 X
7/04 X

Always a pleasure.