Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Fruits of Their Labors

                                                                  Green Heron Chick

                                                                  Green Heron Chicks

                                                                  Green Heron Chick

                                                                Eurasian Collared-Dove

                                                             Great Crested Flycatcher

                                                              Great Crested Flycatcher

                                                            Male American Goldfinch

                                                          Female American Goldfinch

Sunday, 06-26-16
0700-1009 hrs./78-86 degrees F/partly cloudy/10 mph SW winds

A couple of surprises on Sunday morning, but one of them I was hoping to be able to prove,
which was the nesting cavity of the Great Crested Flycatcher.  Both of them came out of the nest cavity and were later in possession of food, which tells me that we have young!  Perhaps I'll
soon have the good fortune to be able to see and/or capture them when they fledge.

The second surprise was a sighting on the American Goldfinch in breeding plumage, a big
difference from their drab green winter plumage.  Since niger/nyger/thistle is plentiful, it was
only a matter of time before these gorgeous finches made an appearance.  Hopefully, we'll see
more of them.

Our second clutch of Green Herons is doing well, as can be seen.