Jordan Lake, Haw River, Wednesday September 30, 2020: Update on Kirtland’s Warbler – she is STILL HERE! Yes! I had wondered if last night’s rain and colder weather would send her on the next part of her journey, but there she was, 1) eyeing a protein packet 2) happily eating a spider protein packet 3) a yellow-throated warbler was also there. She has been active all morning, up until noon and then again in the later afternoon … I hope she is still there tomorrow and that those of you who haven’t seen her yet get a chance to do just that.
The Jordan Lake Neighborhood Roundup, part 2
songbirds and flycatchers
This medium sized flycatcher was still just long enough for me catch its profile.
This songster was a new addition to my life list. It is a summer breeder here.
He has a beak that is crammed full with insects.
The pewee often has a favorite look-out perch branch and will return to it in-between catching flying insects.
This is a pair of wood-pewee fledglings that are playing king-of-the-perch-branch.
Just how handsome can a bird get?
The bird to the right is the parent chickadee.
The bird to the left is a newly fledged chickadee – still very awkward in flight.