In attempt to bring more content, I’ve decided to start doing photo blasts on a regular basis. The general idea is to find a pretty picture that me or one of the contributors of Wingtrip have taken and say a few words about it. Simple as that!
This picture was taken at the Hart Mountain National Antelope Wildlife Refuge. Every year my ornithology professor and good friend Steve Herman takes a group of students out to Hart to band birds and enjoy the high desert. These two Dusky Flycatchers fledged probably a day before the shot. Someone found the nest and we were able to watch them grow in the Aspens over the course of a week. It’s pretty insane to think these birds are probably a month away from flying to Mexico! A nice stretch of the bill ought to feel good!
Learn more about Dusky Flycatchers on Birdweb, Seattle Audubon’s free online database of Washington bird species.