Birds of Early Summer

It is that time of year when young birds have fledged, but parents remain active protecting and feeding their offspring. Birdsongs are prevalent but the challenge is spotting and photographing the birds in the dense foliage. A brief trip to Snyder’s Flats yesterday revealed more than 30 species.

Eastern meadowlark

Tree swallow

Recently fledged house wren

Very recently fledged catbird

Distraught catbird parent trying to draw me away from its fledglings

Cedar waxwing

Eastern kingbird

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