Critters at Chesnut Park.

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Some of the summer birds at Chesnut Park in mid-June.

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I don’t see Cooper’s hawks that often. This one was watching his nest, far into the woods. We couldn’t see the babies but we could hear them crying for food.

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Not great shots but I couldn’t resist. The above two shots are of a blue-gray gnatcatcher nest high up in a tree. It looked like a golf ball from the naked eye. I think there were 3 babies on the nest. By the time you could see them, they were outgrowing the nest. These are extremely zoomed in and cropped. Thanks to Joe with his scope that knows every bird that is born at the park.

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Even smaller critters have taken over. Grasshoppers and butterflies were everywhere.

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This little beauty had deer flies on her face. They are worse than mosquitos.

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Taken with my phone, a shot of the swamp from the boardwalk.

5 thoughts on “Critters at Chesnut Park.

  1. Hello Dina, great critter post. I love the birds, especially the nest shots. The deer is so pretty, I feel sorry that those deer flies are bothering her. Wonderful images. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  2. Such a pretty deer! Yes those deer flies are annoying and they hurt.

    I always like seeing the wrens, they come around the house in W.V. in the morning looking for moths stunned from knocking themselves out against the lights the evening before.
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