July Birding Notes

Sheila’s birding Notes for July,

Wading-bird-young-of-the-year leave their nursery sites.   The raspy calls of juvenile red-shouldered and red-tailed hawks are heard routinely as they try to convince their parents to continue feedings.  Chimney swifts begin to gather in big flocks.   Wood stocks may congregate in larger numbers in shallow wetlands.  A roseate spoonbill or broad-winged hawk could appear as a stray.

*Sheila Willis is a Native American Naturalist who grew up around the Okefenokee Swamp and is currently writing a Birding Guide to the Greater Okefenokee Area. Sheila was kind enough to share her Birding Calendar with us.

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