Still on Her Nest

When we returned home late yesterday, after a week-long trip, we were greeted by the song of a Wood Thrush in our back yard – and I was delighted to find the Wood Thrush female still sitting on her nest and looking bright-eyed and healthy. While we were gone, she survived a brief heat wave, with temperatures in the upper 90s for a few days; and then a heavy storm with wind and rain that blew down a few big branches here and there. But it was really the predators I was concerned about – we have a good many Blue Jays, Crows, Squirrels and other potential nest predators around. But so far, so good.

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