Heard a chuck-wills widow this morning briefly around 5:30 AM. This is the first time I have heard one in 8 years on my property, which is a wooded lot in Goochland on the Louisa county line. Bear Island has been doing a lot of clear cutting in the vicinity in the last year, so the birds are really moving - I am getting things I never used to hear or see before. Ovenbirds are more common here than formerly, but the wood thrush seems to have taken it on the chin; usually I have had at least 3 nesting pairs, and this year only 1 singing male. I have heard 2 whippoorwills singing almost nightly since the middle of May. Unfortunately cowbirds are now showing up on my feeders, also a first. You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, //www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general.