Thursday, February 18, 2021
June 24, 3:49I came back in the afternoon, I could tell the redstarts were upset, they were scolding franticly for a while
Maybe I was just sensitive as I thought that a jay had consumed this redstart nest and I myself had spent some time looking for warbler nests, but I watched a jay snooping around in the spruce birch woods full of warblers in late June and suspected it was hunting warbler nests itself, this did not leave me with a benevolent feeling towards jays, though I do love jays.
Thirty five years ago I planted oaks on Green's now the Bluejays harvest the acorns, maybe the oaks were not a great idea as they help sustain these warbler nestling eaters.
June 21, 3:06
the Male was way more involved than was the male Parula,
he did his share of foraging for the nestlings
and after he fed them he would sit on the edge of the nest and wait.
He would wait and Stand guard, until she came back
June 22, 10:20
I followed her after she left the cinnamon fern and waited after I lost her, I followed again the next time she passed and she led me to her nest in a skinny Birch.
I also saw a Parula clear out when it noticed a pair of redstarts approaching near a waterhole they visited.