Monday, July 6, 2015
Young Scissor-tailed Flycatchers Lead the Pack
Five Nestling Northern Mockingbirds
Nestling Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
Eldest of Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Nestlings
Sunday July 5, 2015
75-81 degrees/0640-0930/mostly cloudy/20 mph wind gusts
This was yesterday's grouping of photos. It was the first day of discovery of the mockingbird nest,
and I was very surprised to find five little bodies in there. As far as I know, they are still in there.
77-83 degrees/0655-0955/partly cloudy/20 mph wind gusts
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Youngsters
All Out of Nest
Red-headed Woodpecker with mole cricket
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Yellow Form
Young Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
All Three Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
Father Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Has Arrived
With a Meal
One Youngster Eats
Father flycatcher with the Youngsters
As was proven, today was a fine day for photo ops. The Red-headed Woodpecker is learning to
trust after a good week, and I'm hoping for more chances. There are at least three more of them.
These woodpeckers are monochromatic, which means that they wear the same kinds of feathers
and they cannot be told apart visually. If observed long enough, the male will be discovered, as
he is usually more aggressive and bolder.
The flycatchers are rapidly growing. Today, the little mockingbirds were asleep, so I left them
alone. If the weather holds out for me, I'll try to get a shot of them tomorrow, as their growth spurts are going to be very rapid. I expect that one or two will end up out of the nest, due to lack of space.