The Summer Solstice ocurrs Friday, June 21, at 1:04 a.m. Eastern Time (5:04 UTC). Sunday presents the Perigree Full Moon, or Supermoon. In the early hours of Sunday, June 23, the moon will officially reach its full phase and will be the closest to Earth that it will be in 2013 and until August 2014. EarthSky.org explains it here.
There is nothing especially newsy in the mocosocoBirds region. The Yellow-breasted Chat of Morris Twp. was especially raucous this morning. A Prairie Warbler singing along Whitehead Rd. was a surprise. The White-eyed Vireo of Whitehead Rd. called briefly.
Speaking of White-eyed Vireos, Terry Carruthers reported this yesterday, June 19:
A White-eyed Vireo was singing vigorously alongside the road opposite the old cement plant on Whitebridge Rd in the Great Swamp. A Black-billed Cuckoo flew in while I was watching the Vireo.