Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hope For the Future of Songbirds, Oklahoma Style


                                                          Juvenile Great-tailed Grackle


                                                            Male Red-winged Blackbird


                                                             Scissor-tailed Flycatcher


                                                                Great-tailed Grackle


                                                     Northern Mockingbird Nestlings


                                                    Fledged Scissor-tailed Flycatchers

0718-0930/72-76 degrees/cloudy/18 mph wind gusts

A low-pressure system has descended upon us.  We saw rain last night with cooler temperatures
this morning, but that did nothing to deter the young birds from exercising their wings.  Even
though they have no authority yet, I believe that you'll agree that the little mockingbirds are growing rapidly, as they should.  They are nearly bursting out of that nest, as it is.  The little flycatchers are
also doing well, as you can see, and they will be joining their parents heading south in a little over
5 weeks.  It will give them plenty of time to grow, make those wings strong, and have another adventure.