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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Natural transitions in the bird world

June is officially a month of transitions. With the summer solstice on June 21, the transition from spring to summer is certified, at least according to the calendar.

In the early part of the month, the dawn chorus of bird song is so loud as to wake you up, but it will no longer disturb your slumber as July approaches.

At night, lightening bugs increasingly brighten the darkness as the month progresses and the din of mosquitoes and squabbling juvenile raccoons will become almost inescapable.

The birds in your yard are making transitions, too. Nesting is in full swing early in the month and as the weeks go by, more and more young birds make appearances at your feeders as they harass their parents for an easy meal.

The question of, "where are all of my hummingbirds" is finally answered as a new crop of youngsters leave the nest and descend on the feeders.

Even the birds' appearance starts to change. As the molting season begins to take hold, their once brilliant, well-groomed breeding plumage gives way to a messy, disheveled look.

Be sure keep your eyes and ears open during this month of transition, and visit us for the expert advice and quality hobby products you will need to weather all of the changes.

Source: WBU Nature News