Friday’s Friend: Blue Grey Gnatcatcher

There’s at least one pair of Blue Grey Gnatcatcher’s nesting in the park near me. I’m sure because I’ve watched them brooding eggs or chicks in their tuna-can-like nest at the end of a long sturdy branch in the forest.

Here’s a photo of one of the proud parents:

Photo of Blue Grey Gnatcatcher 2014 On NaturalCrooksDotCom

I hope they have more luck this year than last. At least this year the nest is in a location more protected from predators. I have seen the parents, though, driving away a Cowbird already, so threats come in various guises.

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