Yes, tiny is tiny but he is also mighty.
Not too long and these little dynamos will be heading south…can you believe it?
A Wilsons Snipe makes a brief appearance from the tall-green grasses of summer that lined the ditch to perch on a rock.
A ruffed grouse emerges from the deep grass to perch for a moment on a beautiful weathered log. It was not long before they hopped down and disappeared from sight just a quickly as they appeared.
A blue sky reflecting in the waters with a Yellow-headed Blackbird perched along the cattails. That little bit of muck growing on the pond suggests that summer is moving right along.
We spotted this Female Common Yellowthroat quickly moving in and out of the bushes while on a morning walk. While we most often see the males perched out in the open singing we very rarely have seen the female out in the open like this. She only stayed for a minute or two then flew off into a marshy area several hundred yards away.
With talons that could be mistaken for the barbs of the fence itself a sparrow (Vesper?) eyes their next meal hidden somewhere in the green green grass beyond the fence.
A lichen covered post seemed a suitable perch for this sparrow. Shades of brown, gray and orange all similar yet all distinct.
A Western Grebe swimming silently into the wonderful evening light.