From Mike Newlon:
At Glenhurst Meadows yesterday 6/28 the Alder Flycatcher was present around the Gazebo, not singing much. Three Red-shouldered hawks were at the NE corner of the meadows, one soaring overhead while two other called from the forest. Strongly suggests breeding at the site.
Today, I heard a Blue Grosbeak about 100 yds N of the “Sparrow Mound” (on the Cross trail that runs east from Brookside Trail, from near the small bridge over Cory’s Brook). It sang three times; searched for a while but never saw the bird. I’d not seen this species at Glenhurst so far this year, but in Oct 2010 Jeff Ellerbush found a juvenile at this site, suggesting that they may be breeding somewhere in the area.
Trails at Glenside have not been mowed for a while, in places vegetation is chest-to-head high; take appropriate precautions against ectoparasites.