Wood Thrush nest update: Slocum success

The sad fact of nature is that most bird nests that you would come across fail. Everything eats bird eggs: other birds, mice, raccoons, even deer. So it’s nice to see when a nest fledges (of course nothing is guaranteed after that but being able to fly away has got to help).  Today we checked a nest with a wildlife cam and the nest was empty. Even before checking the camera I suspected they made it out of the nest but always good to confirm. The surprising this about this nest at Francis Slocum State Park (Dallas, PA), is that the nest was in a forest fragment, on the edge, near lots of people.

You can tell this is a fledgling from the spotted back and the yellow gape. Good luck little one.

Wood Thrush fledgling
Wood Thrush fledgling

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