Catching up with Gnatcatchers

IMG_8364(Three Oaks, Michigan) My question was: When you see two–not one, but–two Blue-gray Gnatcatchers at the Kesling Nature Preserve along the Forest Lawn Road Floodplain, does that mean they are playing catch with gnats?  Probably not, but it was a pleasure to see said bird along with a Northern Parula and a Louisiana Waterthrush on the cold, damp Saturday that was the last day of April 2016.  We were on an outing with the Berrien Birding Club, or BBC, and our fearless leader, Kip Miller, assured us the woods would soon be alive with warblers as the coming warm weather warms up the food warblers love to eat: insects.  So come on down to the floodplain some time real soon and feast your eyes on spring warblers in breeding plumage. Birding doesn’t get better than that.  Oh, and I apologize for not getting shots of any of the aforementioned birds. They didn’t sit still for portraits.

The BBC in action on the new deck at Keeling looking for spring migrants.

The BBC in action on the new deck at Kesling looking for spring migrants. Come join us this spring.



About charleymckelvy

Charles McKelvy lives and writes in southwest Michigan with his wife and fellow writer, Natalie McKelvy. They established the Dunery Press in 1988 in order to publish their own fiction. They continue to do so to this day. Charles McKelvy is an Eagle Scout.
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