June 2014 From the Editor Taking pictures ethically By Chuck Hagner Always put the welfare of the birds first. Features Hidden today, found tomorrow By Charles J. Babbitt Pinyon Jay and Clark’s Nutcracker are two super-smart seed-caching jays. Build it and they will come By Bean Friend 15 steps to follow to set up a backyard photo studio. Watercolors By Al Cornell How to use a homemade water fountain to attract colorful warblers. Books for birdwatchers By Chuck Hagner and Matt Mendenhall Our mid-year roundup of new books about birds. Tablet Extras By the editors See the articles from BirdWatching and other online resources that we added to our June issue. Columns Since You Asked Answers to your questions By Julie Craves Crumbly suet, balloon woes, nuthatch displays, and more. Birder at Large Unsung heroes By Pete Dunne How four kind people helped turn curiosity into a career. Attracting Birds Moments of grace By Laura Erickson Who benefits most when an empty feeder is finally filled? Amazing Birds Ain't misbehavin' By Eldon Greij Avian mating strategies are as diverse as the birds themselves. ID Tips Yellow-billed Cuckoo By Kenn Kaufman Why bill color is not the best field mark for cuckoos. ID Toolkit Reading the signs By David Sibley How to use nesting behavior to help identify birds. Hotspots Near You 185. Hearst San Simeon State Park, Cambria, California Where to watch shorebirds, waterfowl, warblers, and other birds on California's central coast. By Chuck Graham Published: 4/25/2014 186. Barr Lake State Park, Brighton, Colorado This park northeast of Denver, home of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, has recorded more than 350 bird species. By Justine E. Hausheer Published: 4/25/2014 187. Radnor Lake State Natural Area, Nashville, Tennessee Nashville's best place to see warblers, tanagers, orioles, buntings, and other spring and fall migrants. By Richard Connors Published: 4/25/2014 188. Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve, Franklin Township, New Jersey A restored natural area that is the best spot in central Jersey for Grasshopper Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark, American Kestrel, and Dickcissel. By James McCormick and Gerald McCormick Published: 4/25/2014 Also in Every Issue Birding Briefs Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation. Your View Reader-submitted photographs, including the winner of our regular Photo of the Week contest. Fieldcraft A photo taken by a reader, along with a description of how the photographer got the shot. Stay in touch with BirdWatching Keep up to date on all the latest birding news and info. Sign Up for Our Free Newsletter!