It’s tough to get decent bird photographs right now because parents are busy taking care of chicks and don’t have time to stand around showing off their latest finery or attract other members of their species with elaborate songs.
Heck, you’re lucky just to catch a glimpse of a Bullock’s Oriole mother carrying a juicy tidbit for her young:
see an American Coot showing a chick how to gather its own food,
or see a Killdeer distracting predators
from two small chicks
who I would never have seen if I wasn’t so fascinated with Killdeer.