It is now breeding time and the birds of Possum Long are at it. This time last year the Blue Jays were fledging and judging by the noises we heard today the young may be out of the nest really soon. We have seen young Northern Cardinals in the area. Our Osprey are about to fledge THREE young. It is time to let them carry on bringing a new generation to the property.
It has been so fun to watch the Yellow-crowned Night-Herons. We observed 3 nesting pair a block away over the last few weeks. Our own bird has provided us with a lot of fun observations. Is it lonely? Just late to the game? Is it trying to build a flimsy nest and maybe not doing so well?
Today we were up to 3 birds practically over our banding table. Today's vocalizations and feather displays were amazing. Will a nest happen here or are they on nests in the next block?