Male Red-winged Blackbird
Mourning Dove in Nest
Nestling Mourning Dove
0640-0918/71-77 degrees/partly cloudy/15 mph wind gusts/low pressure system
There was also a Red-headed Woodpecker seen for the first time in a couple of years, but due to
the placement of the sun, the photo was washed out. Spotted on Thursday morning was a Prairie Merlin, with a Red-winged Blackbird in pursuit, a very rare visitor to the area. By the time I realized what it was, it was nearly over my head, and all I could do was stare in awe. If this bird returns one
day, it will be surprising. In the meantime, I will keep my eyes on the ground and my head in the clouds...