Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Lake View: Catbird Flyby



And a Baltimore oriole nest...


Framed by the leaves of a tulip tree. The female oriole is on the nest in this view. I couldn't get a shot of the brighter male, who was also visiting the nest and helping with the feeding. Not such a good thing: Some other birdwatchers with superior optics said they could see fishing line among the nesting materials. Later, when I shared the news with the bird club, I was informed that some birds have been found dead after trying to use fishing line in their nests. (I'm well aware of the dangers of fishing line to wildlife and to birds in particular even when it's not being used in nests.)

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