Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Nestlings continued

Feed me, feed me, feed me!! Non-stop.
I wasn't quick enough. One baby presented rear end to nest opening and let loose a fecal sac which caught in the nest straw. I've seen robins do this, but never before seen a baby sparrow that's house trained. However, if they're tiny this must  mean that the parents keep the nest clean.
Quick enough for this. The parent arrived with food, fed baby and then flew off with fecal sac. Hooray for housekeeping.

Monday, June 27, 2016

The perfect house

I've been hearing the chirps from the letter e in the CVS
Beauty sign. Opportunistic housing. Finally I can see a baby. One baby? No self respecting sparrow has only one child. It's too much work and eventually mortality is high. The more babies the greater chance of success. I stand on Avenue and wait and watch. Chirp, chirp, chirp...... non-stop.
Oh, there's somebody else in the shadow in the background.  This is more like it. These are not new hatches. They're at least a week out of the egg.
Food arrival. Two open mouths.
Food is whatever the parents can find in this case a green wiggly.
To be continued. I can't stop watching these sweet babies.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Quiet strolling

The birds in town are here to have babies. Interesting choice of nest sites. Sparrow choices.
Once out of the nest the kids will sit around not concerned about humans.
More juveniles, the starlings interested in one thing, FOOD.
Mating is not going to happen between these two.
Up on land probably looking for a nesting site. It is funny seeing ducks walking down the path. Good chance for portaits.
Salad time.
                                   So what's in the water if the ducks are on land?  A plane.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Tanners on a hot day

This is robin central, loads of juveniles
Looking for food under leaves. This robin is too young to be nest building.
On the other hand this robin is nest collecting.
Nest construction is muddy business
Gorgeous grackle
The Tanner rat. Where or where is a hawk when needed?
Overhead hawk.