Welcome to summer…. this is the season when I get the least amount of new birds species each year. The birds have stopped signing to attract a mate, it’s gotten much hotter and leaves are everywhere, so it’s very difficult to spot birds fluttering around in the trees.
One way to get new birds would be to travel to different areas to see birds that aren’t around where you live. Unfortunately, in this year of the virus, traveling far has been difficult!
I’ve been lucky enough to be able to go a little ways away from home to wildlife refuges and see birds there.
Here are a few birds that I saw recently…
Here are 2 Brown Thrasher fledglings, see there fluffy feathers. They leave the nest approximately 12 days after hatching, their parents now will have a 2nd brood.
There were a pair of Cedar Waxwings flying around high above me in the trees. They have a very high pitched whistle. I love the bright yellow tip of their tail!
This White-breasted Nuthatch was foraging all around the trees, this one ended up finding an insect.
I hope you’re able to get out and enjoy the summer. Remember to stay healthy and stay safe!