Fledging Season

This year saw Common Grackles nesting in the hole that housed our Red-bellied Woodpecker last year. Early in June, their babies fledged and foraged for food in our yard. I found one dead, likely the victim of our neighbor's outdoor cats, but at least one seems to have made it.

 

I was able to get fairly close without really disturbing him or inviting the wrath of his parents who were observing from the nearby trees.

Nonetheless, I was careful not to stress the little guy, and after a few shots, I wandered to another part of the yard to take some shots of a robin who was posing on our trellis.

 

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