Saturday, June 6, 2015

With Love From "Birdie"

                                                                Great Blue Heron

                                                                Eastern Kingbird

                                                          Great Blue Heron in Flight

                                                         Male Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

                                                                    Ditto, in Flight

                                                                    Brown Thrasher

                                                        Female Red-winged Blackbird

                                                                     Bell's Vireo

                                                                  Turkey Vulture

                                                                    American Robin

                                                         Female Red-winged Blackbird

                                                               Northern Mockingbird

                                                            Male Baltimore Oriole

This material has been taken over the past week.  We have shifted from the cooler springtime,
suddenly into the high gear of summer.  This means that I am getting out even earlier, to try to
steer clear of the hotter temperatures.  Most of the adults are parents, well underway with young,
and some of the first year birds are struggling with nest construction.  At this juncture, most common
among the songbirds appear to be the Baltimore Oriole and Bell's Vireo, which is nearly in every
deciduous tree near the sidewalk.  You will hear it before you see it, and it is very loud for a small
bird.  Come join the fun, and tell your friends that Birdie sent you.