After the frenzy of birding that accompanies May migration June seems sleepy. Most birds have arrived on their breeding grounds and the flood of migrants slows to a trickle and then virtually stops. June, at least in New York, is time to search out breeding birds, check out bugs, and try to stay cool. Mike and Corey pretty much spent their time doing just that while Charlie, well, Charlie doesn’t have to worry as much about the birds coming to him during migration: he has the benefit of going to where the birds are! Blog-wise, June was another great month for 10,000 Birds. We had our second-most visitors and page views ever (including a week of over 10,000 visitors), and, more importantly, we saw some pretty darn cool birds.
This month’s month in review will have a slightly different format, with all of our posts in a list arranged by date, just to try something new. Whether you like it or not, let us know in the comments, as well as sharing your favorite birding experiences of the month!
June 1: Charlie checked out some penguins!
June 5: Mike advised everyone about how to get their picture on the blog.
June 7: Charlie shared a great post on what he thinks is the REAL Robin.
June 9: Corey did the Doodletown.
June 10: Mike looked at American Ladies (and Sara didn’t even mind!). Meanwhile, Charlie reported on birding some cape somewhere…and shared pictures of a Purple Grenadier (no, they don’t carry grenades but how cool would it be if they did?).
June 13: Mike, like he does every Friday, asked where everyone was birding.
June 15: Corey described a tick-filled outing in Suffolk County.
June 16: Charlie birded a different part of that cape.
June 18: Corey reviewed a book.
June 19: Charlie experienced a surprising “tern” of events.
June 24: Mike announced his big move to Rochester, NY.
June 25: Corey shared an overly ambitious squirrel and Mike revealed that a larger variety of birds actually is better for people.
June 27: Mike again asked where everyone was birding.
June 28: Charlie asked a deep question.
June 29: Corey went to the beach.
June 30: Corey described an outing to Jamaica Bay for the third time in June and Charlie shared a gorgeous bird and gave folks one last chance to win an iPod. Oh, and this post was posted, with one minute to spare.
And that was our month! Holy cow, that’s a ton of good content! Enjoy!