5 August 2023
Oops – July slipped by without a monthly bird update!
Maybe that’s not the end of the world – I spent much of the month in Montana, and only tacked a few new species onto my county list – a Swallow-tailed kite, a Northern bobwhite, and a Great egret (photo above, 2nd column in the 2nd row). So for those keeping track, that puts me at 154, which is ranked 4th in my county (so no change there).
I’m still missing a few species which should be low-hanging fruit, but somehow they keep eluding me. Next week is my last week of summer break leisure before pre-semester meetings start up again, so maybe I can harvest a few more sightings before I have to go back to work.