Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Nest
Dad Checking out the Nest
Polioptila caerulea
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2014 Photograph, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea, Gnatcatcher Family Polioptilidae) Nest, Dad Checking out the Nest, Occoquan Bay NWR, Woodbridge, Virginia, © 2020.
The female Gnatcatcher usually just delivered food and left, but the male often lingered a bit to check out the nest surroundings--or to take out the garbage from the chicks.
Jian Zhe Li

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