YBC Summer Wrap-Up: First Half

Summer is generally a slow time for the YBC with warm-weather species generally having been ticked by the end of May and generally less diversity after migrants have passed on to northern breeding areas.  For that reason I'm condensing June, July and August into two posts.  This one covers June and the first half of July.

The main storyline for June birds is Mike's real entry into the competition.  After an abortive start (and then a change of "yards") he restarted his count at the end of May and then in earnest in June.  Most of these birds were typical warm-weather yard birds like American Goldfinch, Tufted Titmouse, House Sparrow, and so on.  I was able to stop by his yard for a few minutes and helped him add some others, like Chimney Swift.

Meanwhile June was quite a slow month for everyone else.  No new species was added to the competition during June (though one was added on the last day of May and the first day of July).  A few new ticks were had, but nothing of special significance.  Early July was a little more interesting.  Justin and Kellie had an Acadian Flycatcher on July 1.  The following day I added Northern Rough-winged Swallow and Warbling Vireo.  On the third I added Eastern Wood-Pewee.  Later in the month Justin and Kellie tallied Green Heron and Eastern Screech Owl.

Things ended pretty tight and honestly not much changed from May's end.

Dan - 89
Justin - 89
Julie - 65
Mike - 24
Kellie - 89
Rob - 84

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