1. Yellowthroats don't always say "Witchety-witchety-witchety". Sometimes their songs are more complex, and may fool a birder like myself. But the males are striking with their black masks.
2. A goshawk is always an amazing sight. Particularly when it perches in a tree about fifty feet away from the car you have stopped in the middle of the road in amazement. Luckily we don't get much traffic.
3. Hermit thrushes only sing for a short time in the evening, but wow. When they sing!
4. Veeries and woodcock keep on into the last lingering light.
5. Wow, it's 9:30 and the western sky isn't totally dark. The light will start coming at 4:30 or earlier. Birds start singing at the first sign of light. I had to tie birds into this somehow.
6. I have a full day of gardening ahead of me tomorrow, and I will probably be serenaded by the chattering call of sedge wrens while I prepare garden beds and plant. I think I'll hold back with tomatoes and other fragile stuff, however. We had frost last night. Sigh.
7. I have never actually seen a sedge wren. I'll keep my binoculars handy in the garden, but they like to hide in the willows!
8. Oh, one more thing. I saw my first nighthawk of the year today.