Between being down a few people at work meaning lots of shifts and a lot of family obligations I haven't been out very much at all this month. This weekend we traveled to southern Indiana for Ginger's family reunion. I had hopes of Blue Grosbeak or Chat pics since they're listed as common at a nearby wildlife refuge. However as it turned out the refuge was only open 2 days a week. I did come across a few Summer Tanagers at a nearby county park.
This pair was actually flycatching in bluebird-like fashion, flying down to chase after some stinkbugs that were buzzing around a few inches off the ground. If I were more facile with the camera I'd have had a shot at some sweet flight pics; I was just glad I managed to push the exposure and not end up with a bunch of backlit shots when they landed on anticipated perches.
I spent a decent amount of time walking around the edges trying to drum up a Blue Grosbeak. There were a few Orchard Orioles around so I couldn't have been far off in terms of habitat.