Friday, July 3, 2020

Watching behavior

Very well hidden cardinal's nest, slight opening for viewing. Great nest location.
Getting big, young robins still need food from Papa.
Soaking Papa, narrow shaft of light
Staring the food down?
                                                         Tiptoe through the weeds.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

How sweet it is

Oh sweet,  very immature female finch. Look at head fuzz, a baby, but she knows how to find food.
At same age the robins are not yet independent.
Hunt and peck, but not efficient yet.
                             Adult strong starling. Good at finding food.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

On the food hunt

Male finch has arrived for lunch
Starling very picky
Optical illusion... looks like starling is swallowing an eyeball
Dining acrobatics

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Baby sitting

Next nest under construction.
Watching babies who are o the ground. Good runners. Good eates.
This is the runt. I've  noticed something growing on side of beak.
Sibling fine
These "growths" appeared suddenly.
This sibling has no growths.
I don't know what these are.... fungus? bacterial? from mulch in the garden? no idea, but not interfering with bird's ability to eat  or mobility.
Nest construction.