A Morning of Birdwatching (2): 7:30 to 8:30: June 2021

Having made many early morning visits to Col. Sam Smith Park in May searching unsuccessfully for Whimbrels, I became aware of where the best spots in the park are for close-up bird photography. With that in mind, here is what I was able to photograph on a June morning.

Willow Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher and Tree Swallow chick
Willow Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Gray Catbird
Gray Catbird

MYSTERY BIRD

I will identify it at the end of the post.

Gray Catbird
Willow Flycatcher
Tree Swallow chick
Gray Catbird
Red-necked Grebe
American Goldfinch (male)
Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Tree Swallow
Tree Swallows
Tree Swallow chick
Tree Swallow chick and parent
House Sparrow (male)
Tree Swallow chicks
Tree Swallow
Red-necked Grebe
Mallard (male)
Common Grackle
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Red-necked Grebes
Red-necked Grebe family
Red-necked Grebe chick
Red-necked Grebe chick and parent
Mallards (male)
Red-necked Grebe chick
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
American Goldfinch (male)
male House Sparrow feeding chick
male House Sparrow feeding chick

MYSTERY BIRD

An all-dark oriole – the Orchard Oriole (male)

Orchard Oriole (male)

NATURE POETRY

O fields in June’s fair verdure drest,
And vocal now with birds and bees!           – Henry Stevenson Washburn (1813–1903) 

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “A Morning of Birdwatching (2): 7:30 to 8:30: June 2021

  1. Ruth Calman

    Thanks. Great post. I find the epidomax flycatchers almost impossible to distinguish. Can you help with the posted willow flycatcher?

    And if you are ok with sharing your secret what is the best place for close ups at CSS? By the small crossover bridge?:)

    Thanks

    R

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  2. Lisa Volkov

    Beautiful birds and ducks! And such beautiful pictures! And how special it is– to see the young, what they look like, with their parents, being fed–fantastic! Thanks, Miles!

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