Drove to work early today only to arrive and find the college closed. I forgot - We don't work on Fridays in the summer!
I drove home via Kleb Woods in hopes of seeing my first Yellow-billed Cuckoo of the year.
The woods were busy with common birds: Blue Jays, N. Cardinals, Carolina Chickadees, American Crows and Tufted Titmouse, and the wetland area had a Great Blue Heron. The flowers at the nature center attracted a Ruby-throated Hummingbird, while the trees near Elmer Kleb's house had a very agitated Red-eyed Vireo (species #248 for 2009).
A short walk behind the house quickly turned up a pair of Yellow-billed Cuckoos. They were pretty high up in the trees but I got one recognizable shot before they disappeared.
So my year list now stands at 249, which is 4 more than my 2008 total. Not bad, considering that it's only July.