Friday, June 24, 2011

June birds

Common St. Johnswort, Hypericum perforatum - blooming along an unmowed slope - wonderful summer color, and very attractive to pollinating insects. photo by Lynn Jones

June birds are generally those that nest here - and this week there were lots of youngsters around. We see them either following parents, all the while begging to be fed, or we hear cheeping and peeping from within a nest box.

Mama Wild Turkey was sheltering a brood of chicks near our building, House Wren chicks make a very noticeable racket in or near their natal boxes, and young robins are abundant. A treat one noontime was watching a female Common Yellowthroat feed one of her youngsters.

Bumblebee, Bombus sp., on Crown Vetch, Coronilla varia, a species introduced for erosion control - and quite invasive. Photos by Lynn Jones

Bird list for the first week of SUMMER!!, June 20-24, 2011

Wild Turkey
Black-crowned Night-heron - another fly-over AND... Tom Parlapiano and a group of boy scouts surprised one feeding at the edge of the Oyster River in the nature preserve!!
Red-tailed Hawk
Herring Gull
5. Killdeer

Mourning Dove
Rock Pigeon
Northern Flicker
Chimney Swift
10. Willow Flycatcher

American Crow
Blue Jay
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
15. Warbling Vireo

American Robin
Wood Thrush
Northern Mockingbird
Gray Catbird
20. Black-capped Chickadee

House Wren
Barn Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Yellow Warbler
25. Common Yellowthroat

American Goldfinch
House Finch
Northern Cardinal
Song Sparrow
30. Indigo Bunting

Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Sparrow

Silhouette birds - any guesses?
Photo by Lynn Jones.
The upper is bird #10 on the week's list, the lower is bird #33.

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