June has been HOT. I didn’t spend too much time birding, especially not in the second half of the month.
Nevertheless, the species count far exceeded last June and I made considerable progress toward my goal of 200 species for the year in Essex County. I am now at 188.
I found seven year birds and three lifers. The lifers were White-rumped Sandpiper, American White Pelican, and Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
Onward to July!