Late Spring

Baltimore Oriole, Burrage Pond

Most of these photos were taken before the great rain began. We have had only one day in June that it hasn't rained. And temperatures have been in the 60's. Even on this day, the first day of Summer, it is rainy, cold, and windy.

Orchard Oriole, Burrage Pond

Baby Starlings Getting Mom's Attention

This is the time for newly fledged birds. One pair of downy woodpeckers had a boy and a girl this year. The other pair had a girl. The starlings produced a plethora of babies as did the grackles. The house sparrows expanded their horde by so many I lost count. The red-bellied woodpeckers have had a baby girl. This is the first time in three years that I caught any hint of the red-bellied woodpeckers having offspring. This doesn't mean they weren't having success, it just means I never saw the offspring.

And the squirrels have had great success too. Both the white-eared and not white-eared gray squirrels have already taught their offspring where to find the good stuff (my feeders). The tiny white-eared baby has already mastered the leap to the seed feeder.

Downy Woodpecker, male

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Tree Swallows

Burrage Pond