Feeling “blue” about the passing of summer? Here’s a few images that will remind us of the warm summer months as we transition into fall.
In late June, Marcia Tomaszewski captured these photos of a baby blue jay in her Dupont backyard. She said the young jay was waiting for its mother and looked thirsty in the 90-degree heat, so she gave it some water. Looks like the jay appreciated the gesture.
Earlier in June, Gary Cobb caught this pair of bluebirds, each with a grub, keeping house in a bluebird box in his backyard.
Judging by the grubs, looks like both parents were busy feeding the young bluebirds inside.
While we’re on the subject of birds and summer (although this one isn’t blue), Lee Aument sent in this trail camera photo of a pileated woodpecker in early July. The camera was set up in the Mansfield area and Aument said he has tried to photograph a pileated woodpecker for years.
“They are a nervous bird and unless you have a camera with a stronger telephoto lens, it’s difficult to get close enough,” he wrote. “However, this one took its own picture.”