Holy smokes! It’s June already! We are beginning to get more of a feeling for the ebb and flow of the movement of bird groups throughout the year. We have not seen many raptors or varieties of ducks lately and have been keeping our eyes peeled for the smaller songbirds instead. Red-winged Blackbirds, Robins, Chickadees, Sparrows, Jays and Cardinals are around in large numbers. Also pigeons and doves are back as well.
There were also a lot of Cliff Swallows swooping in around a bridge over the river and sometimes getting down into the mud to pick up some housing materials. They were wonderful to watch, difficult to photograph!