The longer I stay in Slovakia, the more I seem to love hot weather; or maybe I’m just getting older, like some Miami retiree. And this week has certainly given me something to enjoy; consistently high temperatures with the occasional thunderstorm to keep the birds and animals hydrated.
But in terms of birds, what a week! Two really big things since the last post, both of them involving juveniles (hence this post’s particularly dumb title). The first is my first ever encounter with juvenile wrynecks.
I was hanging around this part of the patch, by the path leading up to the meadow when I heard two chirping calls I hadn’t heard before. A rather concerned wryneck shot out of the tree onto the fence letting me identify the first call and giving me a fairly good idea of what the second call might be.
The two little guys stayed…
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