Blue-gray Gnatcatchers are usually found near the tops of tree.
If it weren’t for their repetitive, wheezy calls, it would very difficult to locate them.
We were very fortunate to spot mom, dad and baby low down in a tree very near the Grenadier on a sweltering July morning.
Like all babies, this one was very keen on being fed and the parents were catching nearby insects for this purpose.
Seeing them at such close proximity was a thrill for our group.
In the above and following photos, both parents are present.
The baby even tried out its wings.