Sunday, July 12, 2015

Immature Youngsters Almost Ready for Fall Migration


                                                                      Viceroy


                                                              Male Northern Cardinal


                                                             Juvenile Brown Thrasher


                                                        Female Red-winged Blackbird


                                                            Immature Northern Mockingbird


                                                             Immature Eastern Phoebe


                                                             Immature Eastern Phoebe


                                                        Female Red-winged Blackbird


0645-0915/76-82 degrees/sunny/20 mph wind gusts

There is a strong crop of young birds all over the lake, who will be easily ready for fall migration.  Time is still on our side to admire their progress.  This has been a fabulous year for most of them.
For the ones that didn't make it, it was not their fault, but due to natural selection.  The parents
have done a wonderful job so far, and some of them will have second and third clutches this
season.