Although very wet from overnight rain, it turned out to be a nice day (weather forecast wrong again!). One of the first birds I heard and eventually observed was a Blue-winged Warbler. In fact, I saw several since many breed in the area.
At one point an individual was carrying food and was very agitated!
The only other warbler type I encountered besides Yellow and Common Yellowthroat, was Ovenbird. Veery was common as well as Wood Thrush.
Another agitated bird!
I heard/saw both cuckoos, including this Yellow-billed.
Probably the best bird there was a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Never got a photo of it though. They seem to be seen farther and farther south anymore.
Some Scarlet Tanagers were around including this one singing atop a dead tree.
A few butterflies were out including the FOY Great Spangled Fritillary and Common Wood Nymph.
I also found a nice Silvery Checkerspot. Harris's would have been better though!
Several dragonflies included this one which appears to be a Black-shouldered Spinyleg.
Closer to home I looked for hairstreaks which are still incredibly scarce. Only found these two today!
this one very high (cropped photo):