Little blue heron. Lanny McDowell

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June has made it to our shores, even though the cool wet weather seems more suitable for May. Despite the weather, the nesting season is well underway, with many of our common nesting birds now fledging their first brood. Young robins, song sparrows, black-capped chickadees, cardinals, Carolina wrens, house finches, starlings and house sparrows are fairly conspicuous now, as are mute swans, Canada geese, and mallard. On the beaches it is time for the plover and least tern chicks to grow and fledge.


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Comments (2)

Jay , Chicago
Great photos. Thanks for sharing.
June 1, 2018 - 9:26am
gail tipton, west tisbury
Today, Friday, June 15, 2018 , heard a Bob White in my yard about 11:00 am this morning. He or she was grazing in the long grass, my "meadow" of daisies and buttercups, and I snapped a photo as he/she raced by. So excited to hear and see as reports on WCAi said this species was almost gone. See attachment.
June 15, 2018 - 7:33pm

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