Weekly Wrap-up: June 22 - 28, 2018
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You’re more likely to hear an eastern whip-poor-will than to see one. In the summer months, they’re most active about 30 minutes after sunset, while they feed on moths, beetles and other insects. https://t.co/1VgVw0hOQq— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) June 23, 2018
We spotted this pair of common loons swimming with their chick. After multiple attempts to feed it, they were able to find something small enough to satisfy. pic.twitter.com/8RcRMyq5jw— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) June 27, 2018
On the hunt
Red-headed woodpeckers are skilled hunters, often catching insects in flight. While insects, fruits and seeds make up much of their diet, they’ll sometimes even eat mice! pic.twitter.com/N8Y0AYzHxQ— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) June 25, 2018
Chipmunks are omnivores known for eating seeds, nuts and fungi, but did you know they’ll also eat insects, worms and sometimes even bird eggs? https://t.co/JqzcFN9W2G— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) June 24, 2018
Some tree swallow parents continue to feed their young even after they learn to fly. After a few days of extra help, young birds are usually independent. https://t.co/JSM7IpouD6— USFWS Midwest Region (@USFWSMidwest) June 28, 2018