Monday, June 22, 2015

Starring Bell's Vireo

                                                           American Robin Nestling

                                                         Female Red-winged Blackbird

                                                             Double-crested Cormorant

                                                                     Bell's Vireo
                                                                  "Proud Mother"

                                                                       Great Egret

                                                             Fledgling Bell's Vireo

06-21-15 Summer Solstice

0640-1000/78-85 degrees/partly cloudy/18 mph wind gusts

Summer Solstice signifies the longest day of the year with the most daylight.  It was a fabulous
morning, as I captured a youthful Bell's Vireo, shortly out of the nest.  This has been a terrific year
for these birds at Boomer Lake, as they are nesting in so many deciduous trees on the east side of the lake alone.  I am aware of nine of them now, and I'm very fortunate to have successfully captured
one of the newest members of the assorted families.

The above young American Robin is still biding its time in the nest, but will be out of there any day now.  Next door to this on another tree, is an Eastern Kingbird nest.  The number of babies on the
lake is astounding, and will only increase as time goes on.  Some of these birds will have a second clutch.