Thursday, June 27, 2013

Early summer at the Charles River Peninsula

Great-crested Flycatcher, Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA
A couple of pleasant surprises this morning at the CRP. First, I heard the song of a male bobolink in the field--this is the farthest into June I've ever encountered one at this property. Second, while all but one box of tree swallows has fledged, the swallows at box 2 have started another nest! Super late tree swallow nests are not unheard of (and tend to be less productive) but this is the first in my experience.
Yellow Warbler nestlings, Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA
The chief joy today, however, was had in watching a nest of young yellow warblers and their doting parents. Video below.

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