Lots of new life this spring and summer.. here's a few I got to see up close.
Red-winged blackbird on the edge of the creek in the marsh grasses.
Carolina Wren nest in a little hole on the top of a storage tank in the backyard. The nest is made with oak tree flowers, fine twigs, and leaves.
Northern Cardinal nest in a very young tree.
Wood duck nest on wood chips covered in down feathers in a wood duck box (substitute for a natural tree cavity) near a wetland.
Barn Swallow nest made of mud under the dock.
Eastern Pheobe nest on a ledge made of mud and moss.