Field notebooks, 1965-1969 : 4-25-65 to 9-17-65

ID: SIA RU007342

Creator: Eike, James W.

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1965

Citation: James W. Eike papers, 1927, 1950-1983

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This field book contains field notes on birds taken from 25 April to 17 September 1965. Notes contain lists of various birds spotted in Virginia. Most of the birds listed were observed at Eike's home on 2231 North Tuckahoe Street, Falls Church or in the surrounding area. Other locations may be included. Notes occasionally include weather and temperature information, quantity, time spotted, and the sex of the birds.

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Start Date

Apr 25, 1965

End Date

Sep 17, 1965

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  • Bird watching
  • Animals
  • Bird watchers
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Falls Church
  • Virginia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007342

Collection name

James W. Eike papers, 1927, 1950-1983

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1 field book

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Box 1 Folder 7 Envelope 1

[[Front cover MEMO BOOK]] James W. Eike 4-25-65 to 9-17-65
4-25-65 Sunday 38°-45° Overcast-light rain last night-starting again 11:00 A.M. Downys 2 [[male symbol]] [[female symbol]] Doves Grackles Jays Thrasher X Towhee [[female symbol]] Mockers H. Wren Cardinals Catbird Song Sp's. 8-12 Robins Engl. Sps. Chickadee Starlings *(First azalea blooming out front) 4-56-65 Mon. Rain during night (light) - heavy overcast Ch. Swifts Thrasher Grackles Song Sps. Catbird Robins
[[start page]] Engl. Sps. H.Wren Starlings 2 Downy ♂ ♀ Cardinals Chickadee 2P. Martin ♂ Ch Swifts 4-27-65 Tues. 49°-60° [[23 np?]] Extremely heavy overcast -rain began 8:45 A.M. -intermittent Downy ♀♂ Jays Titmice Doves Chickadees Mockers Cardinals Engl. Sps. Robins [[?]] Catbird Starlings Thrasher H. Wren Song Sps. * Wood Thrush ✓ Flicker nearby (singing in woods) White-thr. (bright ♂) ✓ Ch. Swifts * [[?]] [[?]] Cowbirds [[end page]] [[start page]] P. Martin Bobwhite [[underline]]4-28-65[[/underline]] - Wed. Overcast - rain last night - stopping in early hours. Goldfinches Jays Catbirds Downy ♂♀ Thrasher Ch. Swifts Mockers Field Sp. ♂ Cardinals H. Wren Song Sps. ✓Towhee ♂ Engl. Sps. Chickadees Doves 2 Titmice 2 Crows [[underline]]4-29-65[[/underline]] Thurs ^[[Sue Loma [[Fn?]] John Catherine Slattery Peggy]] H. Wren ^[[Sunny]] Catbird Towhee Robin Mockers Cardinals Song Spa. Jays 2 Cowbirds 4 Ch. Swifts 1 Crow Barn Swallow Engl.Spa. [[end page]]
[[start page]] Starlings Goldfinches Grackles Thrashers Downys [[male and female symbols]] Field Sp. [[male symbol]] 1 P. Martin [[male symbol]] * 1 Broad-winged Hawk flying N, low over Beltway (Rt.495) near Alexandria, about 5:00 P.M. 4-30-65 Fri Brilliant day - warm- wind= W 5-15mph - glorious P Martins 2[[male symbol]]/ [[female symbol]] Jays Towhee [[male symbol]](all day) * 2 tree Swallows 2 H Wrens * 6 Broad-wings 11:20 Doves * 1 Osprey 11:23 Robins [[end page]] [[start page]] 2 Barn Swallows Thrashers 2 Ch. Swifts Song Sps. 2 Crows Engl. Sps [[underlined]]2[[/underlined]] Catbirds Grackles Starlings Field Sp. [[male symbol]] Cardinals Goldfinch [[male symbol]] Titmouse 2 Chickadees Sue to Notre Dame today 5-1-65 Sat. 52[[degree symbol]]-73[[degree symbol]] To Mt. Gilead with 30 members of Chapter Partly overcast - warm 9 Ch Swifts 2 Chickadees P. Martins Thrasher Grackles Catbird Bob White Robins [[end page]]
[[start page]] Towhee [[male symbol]] Cardinals Engl. Sps. Barn Swallows Song Sps. Crow H. Wrens Field Sp. Goldfinch [[male symbol]] 5-2-65 Overcast [[red *]] Kingbird (7:45AM) Jays 3 P. Martins ^&later 2[[male symbol]] 1[[female symbol]] Doves Chickadees Grackles Towhee Starlings Robins Engl. Sps. Mockers Cardinals Thrasher H. Wrens. Catbirds Ch. Swifts Song Sps. Crows Goldfinches [[end page]] [[start page]] [[red checkmark]] Wood Thrush in yard(in woods also) [[underline]] 5-2-65 ^Marilla saw [[underlined in red]]Blue Grobeak [[\underline]]^Barcroft Pk. 5-3-65_Mon.-91[[degree symbol]] Took Sue to MWC -brilliant day- hot 91[[degree symbol]]record; (90-May 3, 1913) [[red *]]Horned Lark Robins Bobwhite Doves [[red checkmark]] 2 Tree Swallows Jays Flicker at water Engl. Sps. 3 Catbirds Grackles 3 H. Wrens Starlings White-thr. [[male symbol]] P. Martins(6) [[red *]] Nighthawk (7:15) Song Sps. Field Sp. Thrasher Cardinals [[end page]]
Goldfinches 1 TV (soaring South) 5-4-65- Tues 56[[degree symbol]-92[[degree symbol]] Brilliant day - hot- breeze 5-10 mph SW [[ red check mark]] C. Waxwings 2 Doves [[red *]]Yellow Warbler [[ red check mark]]Kingbird Field Sp. Ch. Swifts 8:10 P. Martins 3 at our box Crows Grackles Robins Cardinals Song Sps Mockers Engl. Sps. [[ red *]] 2Bald Eagle - J.E.saw at 11:40 AM Starlings (flying NNW) catbirds [[red check mark]] Fish Crow Thrashers [[red *]] Orchard Oriole (S) [[male symbol]] Jays White Throat 2[[male symbol]]1[[female symbol]] Goldfinch 1 TV soaring N (2:20) Downy Titmouse Cowbird Chickadee ^Wood thrush Veery [[red *]] Baltimore Oriole calling 3 Wren [[red *]] Ruby throated Hummingbird je [[circled]]33[[/circled]] [[end page]] [[start page]] "Samantha" - Gebley's duck 5-5-65 Wed 56[[degree symbol]]-74[[degree symbol]] Mostly overcast - White - thr 5[[female symbol]]2[[male symbol]] Jays Cardinals Doves Mockers Robins Song Sps. Starlings Catbirds P. Martins Thrasher Ch. Swifts Grackles Goldfinches Engl. Sps. [[red *]]White -Crowned Sp 2[[male symbol]] Barn Swallow [[red check mark]] Orchard Oriole [[red male symbol]] [[red check mark]] Red belly [[end page]]
[[start page]] [[underline]] May 6-1965 [[/underline]] Thurs. 52[[degree symbol]]-75[[degree symbol]] Light overcast-breeze 5-10mph. W Balt. Oriole}[[sgg?]] Field Sparrow Orchard " } nearby Catbird Chimney swifts Cardinals P. Martins Mockers 2 Doves 4 Eng Sparrows House Wren 2? Grackles 3 Herring gulls Song Sparrows 1 Barn Swallow Robins Titmice Starlings Wood Thrush Jays May 7, 1965 - Fri. Heavy overcast - rain 8:30- 12:30 Cowbirds Mockers Thrashers Catbirds Grackles Song Sps. Cardinals Robins [[end page]] [[start page]] Jays Wood Thrush nearby Doves Engl. Sps. P. Martin Starlings Orchard Oriole [[male symbol]] May 8 - 1965 Saturday - Bird Count Day May 9, 1965 - Sun. 52[[degree symbol]]-80[[degree symbol]] Heavy overcast - showers late in night - clearing about 1:00 - humid + warm [[check mark]]O. Oriole [[male symbol]] [[check mark]]Kingbird [[check mark]] 2 Yellow W. [[male symbol]] [[check mark]] Yellow Throat [[check mark]]Wood Thrush Bob White * Red eyed Vireo Field Sp [[end page]]
[[start page]] [[red *]] Veery [[male symbol]] (S) in yd. Jays [[red *]] Myrtle Ws. Thrasher Doves Titmice Cardinals Chickadees Catbirds Robins Martins Engl. Sps. Ch. Swifts Song Sps. Mockers Grackles Starlings 2 Crows [[red checkmark]]Hummingbird H.Wren [[red *]] Redwing [[male symbol]] in yd (ce) Goldfinch JE 4 Herring gulls je 31 5-10-65-Mon. 60[[degree symbol]]-91[[degree symbol]] vacation ends! [[image-handdrawn sad face]] cowbird [[female symbol]] H.Wren Cardinals 3[[male symbol]] Jays [[end page]] [[start page]] 2 Catbirds Grackles Robins Eng. sparrows Mockingbirds Downy [[male symbol]] Starling 2-3 Song sparrow 4 ch Swift Dove Hummingbird [[male symbol]] 5-11-65-Tues. Partly cloudy - breeze 5-10 mph. [[red checkmark]]^2-3 Red-eyed vireos [[male symbol]] Grackles [[red *]] Blackpoll Ws. Jays [[red *]] 2 Crows Starlings [[red checkmark]]Wood Thrush nearby Doves [[red checkmark]]Orchard Oriole [[male symbol]] Song Sps. [[red checkmark]]Yellow Warbler Engl. Sps. [[red *]] Chipping Sp. [[male symbol]] Robins Chickadees Catbirds Cardinals Thrashers Mockings H.Wren (over) [[end page]]
[[start page]] [[red *]] Rose-breasted Grosbeak P.Martins Ch. Swifts Titmouse Bobwhite 3 Nighthawk [[^strikethrough]] 4 [[\strikethrough]] 26 5-12-65-Wed 60° - 78° Partly overcast - cooler - [[red checkmark]] Blackpoll W's. Wren [[red checkmark]] Red-eyed Vireo [[red *]] Scarlet Tanager [[male symbol]] Orchard Oriole [[male symbol]] etc. 5-13-65 Thurs. 55°- 82° Beautiful day - wind 5 - 10 mph. NNW - [[red checkmark]] Scarlet Tanager [[red checkmark]] Wood Thrush 4 P.Martins ^ 2[[male symbol]] 2[[female symbol]] [[red checkmark]]O.Oriole [[male symbol]] etc. [[end page]] [[start page]] 5-14-65 Perfect day! Brilliant - wind 10 - 15mph NW Yellow W. 2 chickadee Wood Thrush Hum.bird C. Waxwings Doves Blackpoll W Kingbird Chipping Sp. Downy [[female symbol]] 5-15-65 50° - 80° Glorious day - calm to 10 mph. W. + occ. SE O.Oriole [[male symbol]]^{in willow & all about yd.[[male symbol]] Jays [[red *]] Gr. Crested Flycatcher ^in willow Robins Cowbirds Doves Wood Thrush Mockers Song Sps. Cardinals [[end page]]
[[start page]] 2 Catbirds Grackle Thrasher[[male symbol]] Starlings Engl.Sps. Ch. Swifts P. Martins H. Wren [[red checkmark]] 1 TV soaring NE 5-16-65 Sun. 55[[degree symbol]]-89[[degree symbol]] Overcast-then clear & hot-but wind variable 10-15 ^mph [[red checkmark]]Blackpoll W. Jays [[red checkmark]]Cedar Waxwings Doves Mockers [[red checkmark]]Sc.Tanager Cardinals [[red checkmark]]G.Cr.Flycatcher Song Sps. O.Oriole [[male symbol]] Grackles Starlings Engl.Sps. H. Wrens P. Martins Ch. Swifts [[end page]] [[start page]] May 17, 1965-Mon. Overcast-rain last night [[red checkmark]]Blackpoll W. [[red checkmark]]Sc. Tanager [[red checkmark]]Kingbird Gr.Cr.Flycatcher Martins (nest-building) [[red *]] Carolina Wren in yard May 18, 1965 Real Skyline day! Blackpoll W. ^2 Song sps Gr.-Cr.Flycatcher Eng " 2 Thrashers Grackles 2-3 Crows [[end page]]
[[start page]] I [[underline]] beebeed [[\underline]] ^gun young cat- C.Waxwings Sc. Tanager etc 5-19-65 Wed. 55[[degree symbol]]-85[[degree symbol]] chickadees(5) [[red checkmark]]Veery singing Crows Sc. Tanager etc. 5-20-65 Thursday Overcast [[red checkmark]]Balt.Oriole[[red *]] [[female symbol]] Crows (gathering nest material in willows) [[end page]] [[start page]] [[red *]]9AM - I saw [[female symbol]] Baltimore Oriole on back porch rail. Orchard Oriole[[male symbol]](ad)] Jays Doves etc. Near Wilchs - Blackpoll - Red-eyed Vireo 5-21-65 Fri. To Mountain Lake [[with symbol]] Claire & Arthur [[Fact?]] 5:08AM Overcast-misty drizzle at times on way 5/23/65-Sun. Home! 291mi. down- 316 back via Charlottesville & Longlea [[end page]]
[[start page]] 5-24-65 Mon. Fine day - light overcast much of day - B. Oriole [[male symbol]] [[* (circled in red)]] Doves O. Oriole [[male symbol]] Jays [[*(circled in red)]]Cardinals & [[underline]] young [[\underline]] (CE) Crows Robins Song Sps. [[*(circled in red)]]Grackles & [[underline]] young [[\underline]] Starlings H.Wren [[*(circled in red)]] Engl.Sps. Martins Catbirds Ch. Swifts Thrasher [[red *]][[strikethrough]] Car [[\strikethrough]] All with young:Cardinal:1 yng;Dove:1 young. May 25-1965 2 young Grackles Song sparrows [[strikethrough]] C [[\strikethrough]] Sue Home!! [[end page]] [[start page]] 5-26-65 Wed. 60[[degree symbol]]-92[[degree symbol]] Partly overcast - then clearing - hot Bobwhite Doves [[red *]]Wood Peewee Jays Ch. Swifts Engl. Sps. H. Wren Starlings C. Waxwings Mockers Robins Grackles [[red checkmark]]Sc. Tanager Song Sps. Barn Swallows Catbirds Cardinals P.Martins 5-27-65 Thurs. Hot day - partly cloudy - calm. [[red checkmark]] Blackpoll W {all over yard Balt. Oriole [[male symbol]]^in yd. Robins & young Goldfinches etc. [[end page]]
[[start page]] 5-28-65-Fri. 60º-86º Light rain last night- beautiful day- [[red √]] Sc. Tanager ♂ Jays H. Wren♂ Doves Goldfinches Mockers [[red *]] Yellow-thr. Vireo Catbirds Chickadees P. Martins Cardinals Ch.Swifts Robins Grackles Song Sps. Starlings 5/29/65 Sat. [[ 1½″ is circled in red pencil ]] Fine rain all night - clearing in A.M. Wind 5-20 mph - West Robins C. Waxwinge Mockers Thrashers Catbirds Song Sps. ^1√ Goldfinches P. Martins [[end page]] [[start page]] Ch. Swifts Engl. Sps. Jays Grackles Doves 2 Starlings Cardinals (+2 young) 2 Titmice House Wren √ Song Sps. feeding young * Cowbird 5-30-65 - Sun Brilliant, beautiful day - wind 10-15 mph. W. [[red √]] Balt. Oriole ♂ Jays Crows Doves [[red √]] Orchard Oriole ♂ Song sps. [[red *]] Indigo Bunting ♂ Mockers Cedar Waxwings Starlings Grackles House Wren Ch. Swifts Catbirds P. Martins Thrashers 2 Titmice Robins [[end page]]
5-31-65 Mon. 50-79° Wonderful day - Balt. Oriole P. Martins Indigo Bunting Chickadees 2 Titmice etc. 6-1-65 Tues. 58°-86° Perfect day! Song sp. Balt. Oriole Goldfinches Titmice Catbirds Indigo Bunting Jays House Wren Martins Crows Doves Cardinals 6-2-65 -Wed- Partly overcast - heavy downpour 5:30 P.M. to 6:20 P.M. [[end page]] [[start page]] Crows Kingbird Ind. Bunting [[male symbol]] Sc. Tanager [[male symbol]] H. Wren Goldfinches etc. 6-3-65-Thurs. [[underlined]] About 1" of rain [[//underlined]] last night - heavy overcast this A.M. - wind ENE 10 - 15 mph 6-4-65 Friday 50°-74° Song sparrow with song sparrow baby. [[arrow from above line]] 1 with cowbird Maybe 2 sets Robin with 1 real [[underlined]] young [[//underlined]] Titmice [[end page]]
[[start page]] 6-5-65-Sat. 50°-77° Beautiful day - Bobwhite Doves Indigo Bunting Jays Catbirds [[red]]Titmice[[//red]] Robins(5) P. Martins Flicker in yd. Cardinals Chickadees + young Grackles Song Sps. Engl. Sps. Starlings 3 Ch. Swifts Crows 6-6-65 - Sun. 55°-84° Another grand day - warmer Flicker in yd - Jays Red-tailed Hawk Doves Ind. Bunting Song Sps. Cardinals Cowbirds Robins (5) Mockers [[end page]] [[start page]] Goldfinches P. Martins Grackles Ch. Swifts Starlings Crows Titmice (+young) Engl. Sps. Catbirds Bobwhite 6-7-65 Mon 64°-90° Beautiful, [[underline]]warm day. usual birds[[//underline]] 6-8-65 Tues 70°-91° Sc. Tanager in yd. Jays H. Wren 2 Doves (parent 2x as lge. as baby) Downy [[red checkmark and underline]] Baby [[//red underline]] [[underline]]Jay[[//underline]], [[black ink]]could not fly - squirrel took after. Jim and other birds gave chase; Jay hopped into holly [[end page]]
6-9-65 Wed. 68°- 83° overcast - extremely brief shower in early A.M [[red checkmark]] 2 Downys [[red checkmark]] Titmice + etc. [[red underline]] young[[//red underline]] 6-10-65 - Thurs. Titm [[strikethrough]] ouse [[//strikethrough]] ice + [[red underline]] young[[//red underline]] 2 [[male symbol]] cardinals + + [[blue]] Brief - hard shower 6-11-65 - Fri. [[//blue]] 64° - 85° Nice day - hot - [[red asterisk]] [[blue]]Yellow-billed Cuckoo[[//blue]] Jays Bobwhite Doves H. Wren etc. [[end page]] [[start page]] 6-12-65 - Sat. 65°-85° To Lebanon with Jack Abbott + John Nevins - rumor of Bachman's W.- not confirmed. Fine day - but hot. Cowbirds (ad [[male symbol]] + [[female symbol]]) Jays Song Sps. Doves Robins Cardinals Grackles Engl. Sps. Mockers H. Wren [[male symbol]] Ch. Swifts Catbirds P. Martins Crows 5 + - Titmice Indigo Bunting [[male symbol]] 6-13-65 65°-79°- wind W. 10 - 35 mph. - Glorious "Mountain Day" Harry McCool over for cocktails & a bite
6-13- Many [[underlined]] Fireflies [[/underlined]]- at last! 6-14-65 53[[degree symbol]]-75[[degree symbol]] Glorious day - [[underlined ]] low [[/underlined]] humidity - Goldfinches, etc. 6-15-65 Rainy: [[circled]] 10:15 AM 67° - 8 PM 56° [[/circled]] Grand day - cool - dry - (0.13" rain) Goldfinch in yard Flicker Cardinals 2 [[male symbol]] 6-16-65 50° - 60° [[red asterisk]] Drizzle. Lowest max [[red asterisk]] June temp. in weather Bu. history. Previous low 61° in 1901 6-17-65 Overcast- drizzle & rain Downy [[red checkmark]] Catbirds & [[red underlined]] young [[/red underlined]] Wood Thrush (Wrenn's Woods) [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 6-18-65 Fri. 51°- 75° Skyline Foray started last night. Partly overcast - but fine day - [[underlined]] did not go [[/underlined]] Catbirds & young Downy Chickadees Starlings & young 6-19-65 Sat. 58° - 85° Glorious day - wind [[strikethrough]] Wind [[/strikethrough]] W, 10 - 25 mph Downy Jays Catbirds Robins Grackles Engl. Sps. Mockers Song Sps. Doves Cardinals Starlings (+ 6 young) Crows P. Martins Goldfinches Ch. Swifts Bobwhite [[red checkmark]] Orchard Oriole [[male symbol]] H. Wren
Perfect Day: [[underlined]] 6-20-65 [[/underlined]] - Father's Day - all 3 home togedder 61° - 90° 9:30 AM P. Martins young brought off. {we have 2 pairs nesting this year. [[red checkmark]] 4 Downy (2 [[underlined]] immat. [[/underlined]] males) House wren Catbirds + young Cardinals Starling + young Grackles + young Mockingbirds Jays - 2 young Oriole, Orchard [[male symbol]] Goldfinches Swifts Robins + young - good size Doves Crows Eng Sps Song Sps [[red checkmark]] Thrasher First Mimosa blooms [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 6-21-65 - Mon. 60° - 91° Wonderful day - O. Oriole [[male symbol]] Martins H. Wren Titmice + 2 - 3 [[underlined]] young [[/underlined]] Goldfinches [[red checkmark]] Robins + [[underlined]] fledgling [[/underlined]] etc. 4 P. Martins on house much to-do. 6-22-65 Tues. 70° - 91° Fine day - but hot 5 - min. showers about 5:15 PM Thrasher crow [[underlined]] 6-23-65 Wed. [[/underlined]] 70° - 95° Wren Barn Swallow Thrasher
[[start of page]] 6-24-65-Thurs. Overcast- intermittent light showers Rain [[red checkmark]]Flicker in yd. Downys [[red checkmark]]Thrasher Mockers H. Wren Grackles Crow Starlings P. Martins Engl. Sps. Song Sps. Ch. Swifts Robins Jays Doves Cardinals [[red checkmark]]Bobwhite 4 Titmice(2Y) Catbirds 6-25-65 Fri. [[red checkmark]] Catbird with fledgling[[underlined]] [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 6-27-65-Sun. 53[[degree]]-84[[degree]] Wonderful day- to Timber-lake with Eileen Flaherty 6-28-65-Mon 65[[degree symbol]]-92[[degree symbol]] Clear, hot, wind SW-5-10mph 3 Jays Doves Grackles [[red asterisk]] 2 Quail [[male symbol]] [[female symbol]] at bath 6-29-65 70[[degree symbol]]-94[[degree symbol]] Hot-overcast-breeze Catbirds + young Wood Thrush in Wrenn's Woods Towhee singing nearby etc. [[end of page]]
[[start of page]] 6-30-65 Wed. Hot-fairly humid- very brief shower about 3:15 P.M Wood Thrush etc. 7-1-65. Thurs. 60[[degree symbol]]-85[[degree symbol]] Glorious day- low humid.- wind NW 10-15 mph Bobwhite Woodthrush Ch. Swifts P. Martins etc. [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 7-2-65-Fri. Another fine day [[checkmark]]Cardinals + tiny fledgling[[underlined in red]] Bobwhite Wren[[in red]] 7-3-65[[underlined and in red]] 65[[degree symbol]]-87[[degree symbol]] first althea blooming Wren[[in red]] Goldfinch [[male symbol]] Bobwhite [[male symbol]] Towhee [[male symbol]] Wood Thrush [[male symbol]] Flicker in yard Heavy thunder shower in afternoon- about 1 hr.- followed by drizzle. Very distinct-ive in D.C. + [[ind.?]]- 75 mph winds + hail [[red asterisk]] 0.67"- per [[L. Rogers?]] [[end of page]]
60° - 90° Lisa David Eileen Sue Walter to Great Falls 7-4-65 Sun Mostly clear - hot - Bobwhite Robins Barn Sw. Cardinals 3 Ch. Swifts Titmice 6 - 10 Martins H. Wren Crows Grackles Goldfinch [[male symbol]] Catbirds Mockers 2 - 4 Downys Song Sps. Engl. Sps. Starlings + young 7-5-65 - Mon. 66° - 89° Hot - humid - thunder shower 3:45 - 4:15 P.M. Crows Cowbird ([[strikethrough]] ? [[/strikethrough]]) 4 Jays Cardinals + young Mockers Song sp Titmice H. Wren [[red asterisk]] 0.35" rain [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 7-6-65 66° - 89° Tues. Song sparrow 7-7-65 Wed. 65° - 86° Partly overcast - shower from 6:15-6:45 [[red checkmark]] 2 Barn Sws. [[red checkmark]] Thrasher Good rain - again in night. 7-8-65-Thurs. 65° - 91° Rabbit 2 Titmice [[strikethrough]] Thrash [[/strikethrough]] 4 Jays
[[underlined]] 7-9-65 [[/underlined]] 3 Nighthawks in straight line one behind the other [[underlined]] 7-10-65 [[/underlined]] Saturday Rain in P.M. Brown Thrasher Song Sps. 8 - 15 Robins 8 - 15 Grackles 4 - 8 Catbirds 10 - 15 Starlings [[red checkmark]] Indigo Bunting [[male symbol]] 4 Jays Doves Bobwhite Goldfinch [[male symbol]] Titmice Crows etc. 7-11-65 - Sun 68° - 77° overcast + interm. rain all night & all day - [[underlined]] 1.50" [[/underlined]] Br. Thrasher Song Sps. Titmice P. Martins Bobwhite Ch. Swifts Crows Grackles Starlings H. Wren Engl. Sps. Robins [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 65° - 80° 7-12-65 Mon. cool rainy, cloudy, 66° - 86° 7-13-65 Tues. Cloudy overcast - cool in AM [[red checkmark]] Indigo Bunting [[male symbol]] Crows Bobwhite Downys Robins + young [[red checkmark]] Red-belly [[female symbol]] at suet Titmice etc. 7-14-65 Wed. 70° - 90° Clear - hot - breeze SE - 5 - 10 mph Goldfinch Bobwhite Cardinals [[underlined]] ( + fledgling) [[/underlined]] Crows Downys Titmice P. Martins etc.
[[start of page]] 7-15-65-Thurs-70[[degree symbol]]-90[[degree symbol]] overcast-much of day Bobwhite [[red asterisk]] Peewee H. Wren 1-2 fledgling Cardinals 7-16-65 Bobwhite Doves H. Wren Starlings Indigo Bunting [[male symbol]] Jays 10-15 P. Martins Song Sps. 4-6 Catbirds Engl. Sps. 6-10 Cardinals Downys Robins 4 Titmice Ch. Swifts Crows 10-12 Grackles [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 7-17-65 Sat. 66[[degree symbol]]-90[[degree symbol]] Brief thunder shower 4:45 A.M.-hot+humid [[red checkmark]] Ind. Bunting [[male symbol]] Jays Goldfinch [[male symbol]] Doves Cardinals Grackles Bobwhite [[male symbol]] Starlings P. Martins Crows Song Sps. Robins Engl. Sps. [[red checkmark]] Chickadees [[red checkmark]] Field Sp. [[male symbol]] Downys Catbirds Ch. Swifts Mockers [[red asterisk]] Yellowthroat [[female symbol]][[male symbol]] [[red checkmark]]4 Redwings (2[[male symbol]] 2[[female symbol]]) [[end of page]]
[[start of page]] 7-18-65-Sun. 65[[degree symbol]]-93[[degree symbol]] Mostly sunny-hot fairly humid Ind. Bunting [[male symbol]] Jays Field Sp. [[male symbol]] Doves Goldfinch [[male symbol]] Robins Thrasher P. Martins Yellowthr. [[male symbol]] 4 Ch. Swifts [[red checkmark]] Flicker [[female symbol]] at bird bath Mockers Catbirds Engl. Sps. Song Sps. Grackles Starlings [[red checkmark]] Kingbird in yd. Thunderstorm- rain starting 7:35 PM [[in red]]- 9:30 [[number crossed out]] 2.65" at Falls Church [[red asterisk]] 3" at Lynn Rogers (here) [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 7-19-65-Mon. 65[[degree symbol]]-93[[degree symbol]][[crossed out]] 60[[degree symbol]]-87[[degree symbol]] Delightful day-fresh, + cooler [[red checkmark]] Red-belly [[female symbol]] at [[suet]] 4 Jays Cardinals Doves P. Martins Catbirds Downy Song Sps. [[red checkmark]] Wood Thrush Engl. " Ind. Bunting [[male symbol]] Mockers Goldfinch [[male symbol]] Grackles Field Sp. [[male symbol]] Starlings [[red checkmark]]Thrasher Robins etc. 7-20-65 60[[degree symbol]]-80[[degree symbol]] Wonderful day! [[red checkmark]] Towhee [[red checkmark]] Hairy [[male symbol]] Ind. Bunting Robins Field Sp. [[red checkmark]] Wood Thr. [[male symbol]] [[end of page]]
[[start of page]] Goldfinch Ch. Swifts etc. 7-21-65 55[[degree symbol]]-82[[degree symbol]] Another wonderful day - Field Sp. Bobwhite near[[underlined]] [[red dash]] Flicker (by bath) thrasher " Catbird Doves Robins Cardinal young baby east window [[underlined in red]] (also 2-3 [[?]]) Downy [[female symbol]] Wood Thrush H. Wren [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 7-22-65 Thurs. 65[[degree symbol]]-89[[degree symbol]] Great day! Flicker in yd. Titmouse Downy Doves Field Sp. Jays H. Wren 6-8 Cardinals) [[asterisk]] Song Sparrow 1 Teen " ) Bobwhite Starlings Sparrows Grackles +++ Ch. Swifts Martins Catbirds Robins Thrasher 7-23-65 70[[degree symbol]]-95[[degree symbol]] Another fine day- but hotter Catbird [[female symbol]] at feeder Field Sp. Ind. Bunting Bobwhite Flicker Thrasher [[end of page]]
[[start of page]] Grackles (10-12 in yard + about 200 flying SE before dusk) etc. 7-24-65 Sat. 75[[degree symbol]]-97[[degree symbol]] Hot- humid[[underlined]]- occ. overcast- nice breeze 5-20 mph. Flicker at bath Jays Red-belly [[female symbol]] at suet Doves Indigo Bunting Robins Field Sp. Engl. Sps. Crows Starlings Song Sps. Grackles Cowbird [[female symbol]] Ch. Swifts Cardinals P. Martins H. Wren Bobwhite Thrasher Catbirds Downy Titmice [[red checkmark]] Towhee [[male symbol]] [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 7/25/67- Sun. 75[[degree symbol]]-97[[degree symbol]] Partly overcast-nice breeze 10-20 mph same birds 7/26/65- Mon 70[[degree symbol]]-92[[degree symbol]] 7-27-65 Tues. 70[[degree symbol]]-92[[degree symbol]] overcast- 7-28-65 Wed. 65[[degree symbol]]-90[[degree symbol]] Nice rain 6:15-7:00 P.M. Kingbird in yd. Flicker " " on front porch[[underlined]] 8AM 7-29-65 60[[degree symbol]]-84[[degree symbol]] Fine day [[red checkmark]]Yellow-billed Cuckoo calling-------nearby [[end of page]]
[[start of page]] 7-30-65 Fri 60[[degree symbol]]-85[[degree symbol]] Glorious day! Towhee [[male symbol]] H. Wren Chickadees Cardinals (5) P. Martins Robins Ch. Swifts Red-belly 7-31-65 Sat. 60[[degree symbol]]-86[[degree symbol]] Wonderful day- lt. rain about 11:30 P.M. [[red checkmark]] Hairy ad [[male symbol]] feeding imm.[[underlined in red]] at suet Chickadees Jays Titmice Doves Cardinals Starlings Grackles Engl. Sps. Song Sps. Mockers Robins (5) H. Wren P. Martins B. Swallow Catbirds Ch. Swifts [[end of page]] [[start of page]] goldfinch [[male symbol]] Thrasher [[red checkmark]] Hummingbird 8-1-65 Sun. 65[[degree symbol]]-76[[degree symbol]] Thundershower, brief + hard at 6:55 AM[[underlined]]- then again about 8:00 A.M.- continuing-intermittently quite hard to about 11:30 + occ. drizzle later. 0.70"[[underlined in red]] Titmice Doves Crows Jays Hairys (wil. [[male symbol]] [[female symbol]] + I [[male symbol]])[[arrow pointing to male symbol]]fed suet by [[male symbol]] Mockers Cardinals Catbirds Grackles Flicker 4-6 Song Sps. Downy Starlings Ch. Swifts Engl. Sps. H. Wren Robins (5) P. Martins [[end of page]]
[[start of page]] 8-2-65 Mon. grand day-clear. nice breeze Crows Towhee Goldfinch Martins [[red asterisk]] Catbird fledgling just out of nest 8-3-65 Tues 60[[degree symbol]]-84[[degree symbol]] Beautiful day- [[red checkmark]] Kingbird Catbirds [[red checkmark]] Balt. Oriole [[male symbol]] Hum bird [[asterisk]][[cw?]] Downy Cardinal [[checkmark]] 2 Titmice brood Song Sp [[arrow pointing down]] apparently feeding young in nest by window Robins Cardinals [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 8-4-65 Thurs. Perfect day- rain (Th. storm) 9:50PM-8-4- [[red checkmark]] Carolina Wren [[male symbol]] in yd. Downy [[red checkmark]] Towhee P. Martins House Wren etc. saw teeny Cardinal in nest East window Dove 8-5-65 65[[degree symbol]]-85[[degree symbol]] Fine day- [[end of page]]
[[start of page]] 8-6-65 65[[degree symbol]]-90[[degree symbol]] Fine day- overcast at first then clearing Flicker Downy Towhee [[male symbol]] Crows P. Martins Ch. Swifts Hairy 8-7-65 Sat. 70[[degree symbol]]-92[[degree symbol]] Hot-humid-breeze SE 10-30 mph. Barn Sws. Jays P. Martins Doves Song Sps. Grackles Titmice Starlings Mockers Eng Sps. Cardinals (+imm) Robins (s) Catbirds Ch. Swifts [[end of page]] [[start of page]] Downy Hairy 2 Crows o'head Goldfinch Field Sp. [[male symbol]](s) Hummingbird 8-8-65 Sun. Clear-hot-good thunder-shower in evening 0.5"[[underlined in red]] [[red checkmark]] Kingbird in yd Song Sps. Thrasher (anting) Engl. Sps. Crows Grackles Field Sp. Starlings [[down arrow]] Robins Doves Mockers Jays Hairy [[female symbol]] Crows Catbirds P. Martins Cardinals Goldfinch Barn Swallows [[down arrow]] Incl one with gray forehead [[end of page]]
[[start of page]] 8-9-65 - Monday 70[[degree symbol]]-88[[degree symbol]] Overcast - hot - humid- Thunder in eve - no rain Chickadees Titmice Hairy, etc. 8-10-65 Tues 70[[degree symbol]]-90[[degree symbol]] Fine day - partly overcast breeze - SW 10-15 mp. Towhee 2 Kingbirds 8-11-65 60[[degree symbol]]-83[[degree symbol]] (2 Rabbits in yd.)- Grand day [[red asterisk]] Cardinal baby left nest- was sitting in Rose bush out front. Chickadees- Titmice [[end of page]] [[start of page]] [[double red lines]] Baby Cardinal at E. Window nest- left nest 8-11-65. Saw him on rose bush. 8-12-65 58[[degree symbol]]-91[[degree symbol]] Beautiful day- cool in am low humid- hot in after-noon Hummingbird Dove Chickadees Jays Titmice Martin Chim. Swift Song Sp Cardinals Catbirds Grackles 8-13-65 Fri. Fine day- warm in afternoon-overcast toward eve- [[red checkmark]] Cedar Waxwings Mocker [[red checkmark]] 4 Red Wings Nighthawk[[down arrow]] 45+ Grackles H birds [[end of page]]
[[start of page]] Ch. Swifts Martins Catbirds Cardinals [[red asterisk]] Broadwing Hawk [[down arrow]] etc. [[down arrow]] flying due north about 8:00 P.M. low over house. [[down arrow]] 7:45 AM. Flying due S-low, harried by Starlings + Martins 8-14-65 Sat. Brief shower at 7:00 AM- then hot- humid Towhee Song Sps. Crows P. Martins 2 Titmice Engl. Sps. Jays Red-belly Doves Goldfinch Grackles Thrasher Cardinals Catbird Robins 2 Ch. Swifts Starlings Hummingbird [[red asterisk]] Sparrow Hawk Mockers Chickadees [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 8-15-65 Sun. 68[[degree symbol]]-93[[degree symbol]] Hot, humid. Cardinals Starlings Towhee Mockers Song Sps. Catbirds Engl. Sps. Hummingbird Grackles Titmice Robins P. Martins Jays Ch. Swifts Doves Goldfinch Crows [[red asterisk]] Balt. Oriole [[male symbol]] Thrasher first tomato[[underlined]] 8-16-65-Mon-70[[degree symbol]]-94[[degree symbol]] Overcast in A.M.- hot-humid [[end of page]]
8-16-cont'd Goldfinch Catbirds 2 Titmice Thrasher P. Martins 8-17-65 Tues. 70[[degree symbol]]-93[[degree symbol]] Overcast-hot- P. Martins etc 8-18-65-Wed. 70[[degree symbol]]-96[[degree symbol]] Overcast-hot-heavy[[underlined]] thunderstorm + high winds 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. 0.57" of rain[[in red]] P. Martin (?) Hummingbird [[female symbol]] Crows etc. (Hottest for date) [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 8-19-65-Thurs. Overcast in A.M.- then hot + humid- brief shower 5:45-6:00 PM- P. Martins Thrasher Downy 8-20-65 Wonderful, cool night + morning [[red checkmark]] Balt. Oriole Crows P. Martins Jays [[red checkmark]] Kingbird Song Sps. Field Sp. [[male symbol]](s) Engl. Sps. Cardinals Grackles Mockers Crows Catbirds Titmice Robins Downy [[end of page]]
[[start of page]] Hummingbird Goldfinch Field Sparrow Thrasher [[red asterisk]] Blue-grey Gnatcatcher To Chincoteague 1:10 PM 8-21-65- Rain at night + into Sun. .50"[[underlined and in red]] 8/22-65 65[[degree symbol]]-81[[degree symbol]] Home from Chincoteague .46" rain last night + this AM- here[[in red]] Flicker in yd 3 P. Martins Red-belly nearby Song Sps. Downy Engl. " Catbirds Mockers [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 205 Ch. Swifts[[down arrow]] Cardinals (actual count 6:50-7:10) Starlings 2 Robins Grackles Goldfinch Titmice Hummingbird Doves Jays [[red checkmark]] Nighthawk [[down arrow]] all flying toward DC[[underlined]] 8-23-65 Monday 65[[degree symbol]]-82[[degree symbol]] Partly overcast- warm, Flicker in Willow Jays P. Martins Ch. Swifts Downy [[female symbol]] Catbirds Robins 200-300 Grackles etc. flying E 8-24-65-Tues Beautiful day- [[end of page]]
[[start of page]] 8-24-contd- [[red checkmark]]Towhee Jays [[red checkmark]]Balt. Oriole(Imm.) Doves [[red checkmark]]Hummingbird Song Sps. Crows 4-6 Grackles Cardinals 2 Starlings [[red checkmark]]Kingbird Rob[[crossed out]] Thrasher Engl. Sps. Robins [[down arrow]] Mockers [[red asterisk]]Canada W.[[underlined in red]] Catbirds Ch. Swifts Flicker Titmice Hairy [[down arrow]]in mimosa about 7:45 PM. 8-25-65 Heavy overcast-brief shower in early AM. [[red checkmark]] Carolina Wren Doves Grackles Jays [[end of page]] [[start of page]] Cardinals Catbirds(s) Mockers Thrasher Song Sps. Robins Engl. Sps. Flicker Starlings Titmice Chickadees Crows [[red asterisk]]E. Flycatcher ([[acad?]]) [[red checkmark]] Kingbird 8-26-65 65[[degree symbol]]-88[[degree symbol]] Rain started last [[in red]]1 1/4" night-gentle- about 9:30- very heavy[[underlined]] rain 6:00-7:00 PM Crows Mockers Cardinals Jays Grackles Doves Catbirds Titmice Song Sps. Thrasher Engl. " Flicker Robins Downy [[end of page]]
[[start of page]] 8-27-65 Fri. 65[[degree symbol]]-92[[degree symbol]] Overcast-thundering-hot [[red checkmark]]Flicker [[red asterisk]]Sc. Tanager [[female symbol]] on clothesline 7:00 PM 2 Downy [[female symbol]][[male symbol]] Crows Doves [[red checkmark]] Fish Crow[[down arrow]] Jays 6-8 Grackles Catbirds Mockers(5) Ch. Swifts Cardinals Robins(5) [[red asterisk]]1 P. Martin [[female symbol]] flying East 8:00 PM Thrasher Engl. Sps. Song Sps. 2 Starlings 2 Titmice [[down arrow]]Plus 50-100 flying E to roost 8-28-65-Sat. Heavy overcast-clear- Heavy 15 min shower 3:00 Towhee Chickadees Titmice Grackles [[end of page]] [[start of page]] Hummingbird Song Sps. Mockers Engl. Sps Catbirds Starlings Robins Downys Thrasher Cardinals 2-3 Goldfinches 15-20 Ch. Swifts Cold [[underlined]] front moved in about 7:00 PM. -wonderful 8-29-65 Sun 50[[degree symbol]]-75[[degree symbol]] To Va. Beach- 8-30-65 Mon. 50[[degree symbol]]-76[[degree symbol]] 8-31-65 Tues. 56[[degree symbol]]-78[[degree symbol]] 9-1-65 Wed. 60[[degree symbol]]-87[[degree symbol]] 9-2-65 Thurs 56[[degree symbol-78[[degree symbol]] [[end of page]]
[[start of page]] 9-3-65 Fri. 55[degree symbol]]-79[[degree symbol]] 9-4-65- Sat. 55[[degree symbol]]-78[[degree symbol]] 9-5-65- Sun 9-6-65- Mon. 9-7-65 Mon. 58[[degree symbol]]-79[[degree symbol]] Labor Day- Home![[underlined]] 6:05 PM. Ch. Swifts Mockers [[red asterisk]] Bl. Thr. Bl. W. [[female symbol]] Engl. Sps. Cardinals [[red checkmark]] Flicker in yd. Thrashers Starlings Catbirds Doves Robins Jay Song Sps. Downy Glorious day! Dry- [[end of page]] [[start of page]] Back to work![[underlined]] 9-7-65 Tues 55[[degree symbol]]-83[[degree symbol]] Wonderful day- Flicker Song Sps. Jays Cardinals Mockers Engl. Sps. Crow 2 Grackles Catbirds Doves Thrasher Titmice [[red asterisk]]Red-br. Nuthatch[[down arrow]] Robins Chickadees 3 Ch. Swifts Downy [[down arrow]]Calling in SE Pin Oak at 7:45 A.M.-then flew across to Jerabek's Silver Maple- still calling-then to Roger's back yard-calling. (first ever in yard)[[all in red]] [[end of page]]
[[underlined]] Sue goes back to MWC [[/underlined]] [[image - drawing of a face crying]] 9-8-65 - Wed. 60° - 87° Glorious day - hot in P.M Titmice Jays Thrasher Doves Chickadees Engl. Sps. 8-10 Robins Song Sps. Mockers [[strikethrough]] 8 - 10 [[/strikethrough]] Cardinals [[red asterisk]] Cape May W. [[female symbol]] [[red asterisk]] Red-eyed Vireo 9-9-65 - Thurs [[red asterisk]] Balt. Oriole [[male symbol]](5) Starling young Goldfinch Grackle [[red asterisk]] Hairy [[male symbol]] Mocker Cardinals - teener Downy [[end of page]] [[start of page]] Catbirds Engl. Sps. 8 - 10 Robins Song. Sps. Titmice Chickadees Thrasher Doves Jays [[red checkmark]] Nighthawk Ch. Swifts (flying due S at 7:45 P.M. Warbler? 9-10-65 - Fri Hot - humid - but beautiful day - everything [[underlined]] bone - dry [[/underlined]] Balt. Oriole [[male symbol]](5) Catbirds Ch. Swifts Chickadees Titmice, etc
[[start of page]] 9-11-65 overcast-humid- lt.[[underlined]] shower 12:45-4:00 P.M [[red checkmark]] Red-br. Nuthatch Song Sps [[red checkmark]] 1 Nighthawk (SW) Doves 7:00 P.M. + 7 in next 15 min[[underlined in red]] Jays 4 Ch. Swifts 4 Titmice 3-6 Chickadees Engl. Sps. Crows 4 Grackles Goldfinches 10-15 Robins Thrasher etc. 9-12-65 Rain-9:30 on-all day-steady- [[red checkmark]]Flicker Goldfinch [[red asterisk]] Redstart [[female symbol]] Downys [[end of page]] [[start of page]] Song Sps. Crows Engl. Sps. Doves Grackles Jays Starlings 4 Titmice 3-6 Chickadees Thrasher Catbirds Robins Mockers 9-13-65 Mon 60[[degree symbol]]-73[[degree symbol]] Rain continued nearly to noon- total more than 1 3/4"[[underlined in red]] since Saturday. Overcast in afternoon. Usual birds[[underlined]] [[end of page]]
[[start of page]] 9-14-65 Tues. 60[[degree symbol]]-80[[degree symbol]] Overcast- mist- then clearing [[red asterisk]] Grey-checked Thrush in yd. Goldfinch Br. Thrasher Cardinals 3 Song Sps etc. 9-15-65 overcast- [[red asterisk]] [[At?]] [[Booked?]] Thrushes overhead [[red checkmark]] Hairy [[male symbol]] 3-4 Chimney Swifts Catbirds, many Robins etc. [[end of page]] [[start of page]] 9-16-65 Thurs. Ptly. overcast- light shower in evening Catbirds Jays Thrasher Crows[[underlined/crossed out]] Robins Doves Cardinals Downy Crows Mockers Song Sps. Ch. Swifts Engl. Sps. Grackles [[red checkmark]] 2 Redstarts Starlings Chickadees Titmice 9-17-65 Fri overcast-warm [[red checkmark]] Carolina Wren [[male symbol]] Jays Mockers Doves Cardinals Grackles Song Sps. Chickadees Engl. " [[?????]] [[end of page]]
[[start page]] Rose of Sharon Red twig Dogwood 2 White Dogwood Spring Burgamo 2 colors Mimosa- Spring Oak trees- 1 is 5' Forsythia [[end page]] [[inside back cover]]
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