Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Through the Eye of My Camera

 Long time Adrian residents Dale and Kay Garrett who now reside in Mountain View AR, have turned their hobby of photographing wildlife into a stunning showcase that can been seen online and as space permits, the News-Shopper will highlight one of their photographs as shown here. To see more, search Through The Eye Of My Camera on Facebook. 

THE EDGE OF TIME The Summer Tanager nest is usually within a cluster of leaves or a fork of branches overhanging a road, creek bed, or treefall gap in the forest.
The female gathers the nest material and builds the nest by herself, though the male may accompany her as she moves back and forth. Using dried grasses and other herbaceous vegetation, she weaves a crude cup measuring about 3.5 inches across and 2 inches high on the outside, with an inner cavity about 1 inch deep and 3 inches across. Nesting facts: Clutch Size: 3-4 eggs; Number of Broods: 1-2 broods; Egg Length: 0.9-1.0 inches; Egg Width: 0.6-0.7 inches; Incubation Period: 11-12 days; Nestling Period: 8-12 days; Egg Description: Pale blue to pale green, with brown markings. Condition at Hatching: Helpless and covered with yellowish gray down feathers, with eyes closed. Fun Fact: Summer tanagers in the West have 15 percent longer bills and tails than the ones in the East. 
                                                                - Courtesy Through The Eye Of My Camera

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