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I set a blind up in my back yard because I noticed a pair of Eastern Bluebirds were feeding their young. I thought the young were about to fledge which would mean the birds would be visiting the nest on a regular basis. I was a little disappointed because they only turned up every 15-20 minutes. One other time when I was watching a pair of bluebirds feed their young at least one of the adults was at the house every 90 seconds. Still I was able to get a range of photos.

 

Several other turned up while I was out in my blind watching the bluebirds feeding their young.

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Chipping Sparrow

American Goldfinch

 

I set up my blind near a Bluebird house where a pair of Eastern Bluebirds were feeding their young. I happened to catch this sequence where the female bluebird was on top of he house when the male arrived with a nice worm. He transferred it to the female bluebird, with some difficulty, and she took it into the house to feed the young. For some reason the male did not go into the house to feed the young. He would just stick his head in and feed whereas the female would actually go into the house.

 

Since we are stranded on the farm during the Covid outbreak we have been walking along the local road each evening. On several occasions we have observed a Wild Turkey out in the field. On another occasion we flushed a whole family and the all flew off including the young. Unfortunately I didn’t have the camera along that day.

 

There was a small convention of American Crows in trees along the road at Crex Meadows and I managed to get a few photographs.

 

A few weeks ago this House Wren started building a nest in this bird house. It seemed to have abandoned it because this was the last time I saw it on the bird house.

 

On a recent visit to Crex Meadows Wildlife Area we were fortunate to see a number of cygnets with their parents.

 

Late spring is not a great time to photograph wildlife at Gilbert Creek. On our last trip we managed to flush a Bald Eagle who was in a tree above the road. When it left it was being chased by a blackbird. There were also a few horses in a pasture.

 

This is the first time that I have captured Coyote pups on my trail cam. There appeared to be five of them and the were around for a couple of days.

I am also starting to see quite a few White-tailed Deer bucks. Most of them just have nubs sticking up but this one has the start of a nice rack.

There was also one Wild Turkey that turned up.

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I found this Pine Elfin feeding on my Ox-eyed Daisies.