Gnatcatcher with Gnat: August 2922

Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers are tiny (4.5 inches long) and active. They have a long black and white tail which is constantly fanned and waved and an obvious white eyering.

Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher

I was fortunate in finding one with a “gnat” (can mean any insect) in its beak at a swelteringly hot Col. Sam Smith Park.

Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher with “gnat”
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher with “gnat”
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher with “gnat”
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher with “gnat”

Other birds:

Mallard (female)
American Goldfinch (female)
Mallard
Spotted Sandpiper
Belted Kingfisher (female)
Belted Kingfisher (female)
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Red-necked Grebe
Great Blue Heron

NATURE POETRY

When high the sun in noonday glory rides,
Where willows keep the lake’s green margin cool,
The speckled trout amid their shadow hides,
And dragonflies haunt every shaded pool       – Thomas S. Collier (1842–1893)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Gnatcatcher with Gnat: August 2922

  1. John Bohdanowicz

    I remember seeing a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher beside the viewing platform by the pond at Col. Sam Smith Park last year.
    Never got to see it feeding on gnats though.
    Nice shots!

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  2. rosemarie fischer

    so glad you explained what a ‘gnat’ is…………any insect,was wondering about that……cute little bird…….
    very nice post,as always…thank you,Miles………..

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