BABY (AND TEENAGE) BIRDS – SUMMER 2017

Cardinal fledgling

July 18, 2018

Spring/summer is such a wonderful time to watch and  listen to the male birds singing their heart out in search of a partner.  Topped off  by enjoying  the fruits of their activity as the baby birds arrive at my feeders.  At first the babies flap their wings and open their beaks begging  to be fed, but  eventually,  and many times  when they are about the same size as the parent, they finally start feeding themselves.

I can’t be sure these are the same cardinal fledgling  but I had numerous  daily visits and could see them  grow, fatten up  and  transform  into the adult version  .

Human’s are not the only species that can have a  a colic.    : )

This fledgling  finch kept begging the juvenile cardinal to feed her…….

and the cardinal finally did!

Starlings  are a nuisance bird , but they are cute when a fledgling.

This fledgling is flapping her wings begging for food.

Juvenile starling with my watering can ghost in the back ground.

This  juvenile blue jay still has her “baby face”.

Hope you enjoyed the baby bird parade!

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A SHOWDOWN at the BIRD BATH and SHOW OFFS

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August 2015

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My backyard has  built in entertainment.  Such as  the morning  I witnessed the  showdown  between the bossy  Blue Jay and the stubborn  Grackle.  Then reinforcements  had to be called in……

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And success !   The Grackle  moved on to neutral territory to await his turn for bath time.

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Juvenile Cardinal in all her glory.

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Juvenile Eurasian Sparrow needs a napkin.

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This Red-Bellied Woodpecker visits my suet cage every morning.

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Breakfast captured!

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Offspring of the Red Tailed Hawks that nested in my  pine this summer.   At this stage they were as big as their parents but would still cry  to be fed.

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Always love the  little Hummingbirds.   This is the male wearing his finest red scarf.

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The beauty of summer

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Time to fly…

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