I haven’t been to the Wakarusa Wetlands in about a month. At this time of year, that means a lot of change. I got out there a little late this morning to stay long (just too hot), but I did manage to see some young ones–a bunny, tree swallow, robin, and a yellow-crowned night heron! Click on pictures to enlarge.
We generally do not leave feeders up in the summer, except putting the hummingbird feeders up in August for those on their way south, but with the drought, it seemed like a good idea. The bonus is getting so much activity and seeing all the parents feeding the fledglings. The oriole feeder is a new addition, so getting to see so many over the last few months has just been incredible. Click on pictures to enlarge.
I am in love with all the oriole fledglings visiting the yard with their parents. I think we have at least three pairs in the vicinity; I feel very privileged to get to spend some of the morning with them. Click on pictures to enlarge.
Young grackles, starlings, jays, catbirds, and cardinals. Click on pictures to enlarge.