on May 5s Indigo Bunting, peak of about 200 on the 5th, last one on 12th
except 3 or 4 singing males in breeding areas Catbird, peak of 40-plus
on the 5th| Chuck-will's-widow. peak of 11 on the 5th, last two on 19th!
Coot, last 3 on 5 th? Double-crested Cormorants, last on 7th? Fish Crow,
nest seen here by Damon McKay, 1 found dead south of Dayton, on™7ths
Black-billed Cuekoo, 1 on 5th, and 10th? Hudsonian Curlew, last 2 on 5th:
Dickcissel, unusually common as a breeder this years Dowiteher - Eastern
to 2nd, Long-billed to 5th| Canvasback, 1 on May 5, two days later than
ever before, another on 25th? Lesser Scaup, last six on 5th} Fulvous
Tree Duck, scarce since 12th? Bald Eagle, one on 2nd? Duok Hawk, three
on 2ndj Acadian Flycatcher, 2-plus on 5ths Empidonax, peak and last 6
on 5th| Crested Flycatcher, last on 19th? Olive-sided Flycatcher, first
on 10th, one on i9th, and 27th? Gnateateher, one on 1st, and 2nd, two on
3rd, and 5th? Eared Grebe, 1 on 2nd, and 5th, (latest ever by 12 days)}
Blue Grosbeak, last 9-plus on 5th? Rose-breasted Grosbeak, peak of 6 on
May 2, last two on 5th? Herring Gull, last on 2nd? Ring-billed Gull, 2
on 5tfi, one ©n 19th? Bread-winged Hawk, peak of 200-plus on 2nd, last 2
on May 5? Cooper's Hawk, peak of 3 on May 2? Marsh Hawk, two on 2nd?
Sharp-shinned Hawk, none in April, 9-plus on May 1? Sparrow Hawk, two
on 2nd, Ion 5th, (latest ever by 9 days)} Yellow-cr. Night Heron, once
a very common bird here, now scarce? hummingbird, peak of 4 on 1st, one
on 19th? White Ibis, one floek of 200-plus on 19th? Eastern Kingbird,
peak of 15 on 4th? Western Kingbird, one on 3rd, another on 5th? Belted
Kingfisher, last one on 2nd? Red-breasted Merganser, 5 on 2nd, one on
5th, (latest ever by 27 days)? Baltimore Oriole, last one on 5th?
Orchard Oriole, no migrants in May? Fish Hawk, 2 on 2nd, (peak)? Horned
Owl, 1 or 2 on 2nd? Eastern Wood Pewee, peak of about 100 on 5th, last
one on 19th? Wilson's Phalaropej, ,,one on 2nd? Sprague's Pipit, one on 2nd,
^latest evar by 9 days)? Black-Bellied Plover, Tasf 3 on 19th? Golden
Plover, two on 2nd? Ringed Plover, last three on 5th? Upland Sandpiper,
four on 5th? Clapper Rail, last on 5th? Robin, one seen building a nest
in Houston, Satsuma Street, by B. V. Maley of Cove, on the 7th? Sanderling,
last 5 on 19th? Buff-breasted Sandplpir, last and peak of 260 on 2nd?
Dunlin, last 3 on May 26? Least Sandpiper, last two on 26th? Semipalmated
Sandpiper, seen to May 26, (200-plus)? Pectoral Sandpiper, to May 12}
Solitary Sandpiper, one on 5th? Spotted Sandpiper, seen to the 26th?
Stilt Sandpiper, last 5 on May 5? White-rumped Sandpiper, last (100) on
26th? Lark Sparrow, two on 3rd? Savannah Sparrow, one on 5th? Seaside
Sparrow, singing males on the 5th, and 19th} Sharp-tailed Sparrow, one
on 2nd? White-throated Sparrow, one on 4th, (latest ever by 2 days)?
Spoonbills, peak of 40 on 5th? Barn Swallow, to 27th? Cliff Swallow, to
25th; Rough-winged Swallow, to 19th} Tree Swallow, to 4th? Scarlet
Tanager, last one on 5th? Summer Tanager, to 7th? Blue-winged Teal, last
2 on 26th? Brown Thrasher, last one on 7th? Gray-cheeked Thrush, last 2
on 2nd? Olive-backed Thrush, peak of 20 on 5th, last 2 on 12th? Wood
Thrush, last one-on 5th? Turnstone, last 4 on 5th? Veery, last one on
2nd? Philadelphia Vireo, first one on 2nd, last four on 5th? Red-eyed
Vireo, to 4th? Solitary Vireo, last one on 3rd? Warbling Vireo, first
one on 1st, last on 3rd? White-eyed Vireo, last 4 migrants on 4th?
Yellow-thr. Vireo, last one on 4th? Turkey Vulture, nest with 2 eggs on
4th? Bay-breasted Warbler, peak and last (50) on 5th? Black-and-White,
peak and last (50) on 5th? Black-throated Green, peak and last (40) on
5th? Blue-winged, last one on 2nd? Cerulean, 3 on 5th, last one on 12th?
Chestnut-sided, last and peak (100) on 5th? Golden-winged, one on 4th!,
and 19th? Hooded, last three on 5th? Magnolia, peak and last (100) on
'5th? Myrtle, last one on 3rd? Ovenbird, peak of 7 on 5th? Parula, last
migrant on 11th? Pine Warblers, about 10 on 4th, (not migrants)? Prairie
Warbler, one on 5th. (my first spring record)? Redstart, peak of 100 on
"5~lh, last one on 12th? Tennessee, peak of 100 on 1st, last 50 on 5th?
Yellow Warbler, 1 or 2 on 18th? Yellowthroat, peak and last (50) on 5th}
Small-billed Waterthrush, last 2 on 11th? Waxwing, last flock on 19th;
Whip-poor-will, first one of season on 3rd, and last on 4th, (latest ever
by 2 days)? Wlllet, last one on 12th? Marsh Wren, 1 on 2nd, 3 on 5th.
1 on 19th. 0
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