Thursday, July 20, 2017

Steamy hot

So hot downstairs. Not to many berries these days. Mulberry season almost over.
Papa and his child
If you find a worm grab and run
Sparrow also interested in that worm
Robin is worm victorious
Nobody interested in eating a butterfly
                                         Starlings digs using open mouth to ply open soil.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Growing Up

Mulberries, the lunch of choice, soft berries preferably.
A new discovery. Is this food too? Beetle for lunch?
Hard shell. Left for someone else.
Back to berries
I've seen the kids fly straight up, ground to branch.
                                          And back down again, the basic yoyo flight path.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Various nibblers

Very young, but self-sufficient
Behind the robins Nibbles is also finding food
The doves peck at mulberry seeds
Papa and his not yet independent child
                                                          The screamer and his Papa

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Family planning

Someone's in the nest building stage.
Sure sign there are nestlings, this time way up in tall tree.
Third floor balcony is half way stop to nest
For the kids home alone
Getting the adult shape
Papa and his teenager
That's right, yell for chow
Hey, that's not your Papa. That's a starling.
Worm on ground. Dim light. Hard to get anything in focus. Baby got fed.   7:30p.m.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Kid watching

At least eight youngsters hanging around under the mulberry tree. Easy pickin's.
First shake mulberry off stem.
The kids now have the adult-looking size body, no more fluff.
Not exactly an edible.  Live and learn.
This kid has figured out that there might be worms along curb line, but this is not a worm.
Juvenile starling in fountain, not screaming for a moment.
                                                                Back to screaming