A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher family at High Park: July 2018

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (immature and adult)

Blue-gray Gnatcatchers are usually found near the tops of tree.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (immature and adult)

If it weren’t for their repetitive, wheezy calls, it would very difficult to locate them.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (immature)

We were very fortunate to spot mom, dad and baby low down in a tree very near the Grenadier on a sweltering July morning.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (immature)

Like all babies, this one was very keen on being fed and the parents were catching nearby insects for this purpose.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (immature and adult)

Seeing them at such close proximity was a thrill for our group.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (immature and adult)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (immature and adults)

In the above and following photos, both parents are present.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (immature and adult)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (immature and adults)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (immature)

The baby even tried out its wings.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (immature)

Miles Hearn

 

 

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