When Birding is Slow

These are definitely the summer doldrums as far as local birding goes, but curiosity and habit bring me back to Theler Wetlands weekly unless we are out-of-town. With fewer birds to be seen my attention often turns to flowers like these delicate purple flowers that flourish in the shade

or this Columbine that seems to prefer direct sunshine.

Occasionally I’m lucky enough to get a shot of the juveniles that are keeping their parents busy gathering food.

It’s even rarer to see a curious fawn.

No matter what we see, though, it’s a great way to get some exercise.