September opened with the second of two very warm days (up to about 95 deg F) in Gill. This morning during a training session at the north end of Mountain Road, Gill I noted at least a dozen Red-breasted Nuthatches in the pines and hemlocks. Several Purple Finches flew over, heading south-west. Calling flycatchers included a single Great Crested and a singing Eastern Wood-Pewee. I may have also heard another flyover Red Crossbill in the same spot, but couldn't be 100% sure (I was running at the time). Still haven't encountered any warblers of note other than our local Common Yellowthroats and Pine Warblers - but there's still plenty of time.
In mid-afternoon a couple of American Redstarts, a Red-eyed Vireo, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and about half a dozen Cedar Waxwings appeared in the yard.