Mayslake Update: Vertebrates

by Carl Strang

The buck mentioned recently continues to hang around the eastern portion of Mayslake Forest Preserve, but his footprints reveal nocturnal excursions onto the mansion grounds.

He has picked up a scratch on his right antler.

He has picked up a scratch on his right antler.

The nesting season proceeds for Mayslake’s birds. Tree swallows are busily feeding nestlings.

Though most are using the bluebird houses, this pair is nesting more traditionally.

Though most are using the bluebird houses, this pair is nesting more traditionally.

Meanwhile, just to keep things interesting, a few late migrants continue to trickle through.

This least flycatcher was calling and foraging on the south end of the savanna ridge on Friday morning.

This least flycatcher was calling and foraging on the south end of the savanna ridge on Friday morning.

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