Tuesday, July 31, 2012

More kids

Feed me! Feed me!  Baby bluejay noise.

If ignored this kid knows how to pick on its own.
Even knows how to be piggy.
Really young dove
And the eternal screaming starling kid.  This time bread down the hatch.

Monday, July 30, 2012


I've watched worm catchers, berry-eaters, bug snaggers, but rarely a bread-eater.
Down the hatch. Very good. What's the next course?
Sun bathing.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Here and there

Sometimes summer days are just bits and pieces. First rule: listen.
Very young bluejay, call-for-food stage
Young starling caught his own food.
Grackle youngster screams for food. Big baby.
A bird with a "name tag",  redwing blackbird. Blur my choice.
Another food catch, a moth.
Berry plucky starling
Nest on ground. Something wreaked havoc.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A different screamer

Left the park. hawks very much on my mind, headed west on 71st street when I heard a hawk call. It's a specific sound.  I stopped in my tracks. Baby hawk on 71st street????  I looked up. 4th floor window ledge. Not a hawk. A screaming baby pigeon.  Food demand. Loud!  It took a couple of seconds to sort out baby from adult. Bad angle for pictures, but behavior was obvious. Both parents feeding noisy kid. Baby doing the feed-me-flap. The baby gets food right out of the parents' mouth, deep in mouth. They faced the window during feeding. Couldn't get pictures of that,  but the wing language told the story.
Feed me!!!!!!!
Scream, scream, scream, flap,flap,flap.  If that baby had faced the street it would have flown.  I had not realized that one of the parents was on top of the AC unit watching the feed-me act.  By this morning the nest was empty.   This kind of scenario- baby being fed- was posted about two months ago.  I do love these big babies. They look adult except for the beak. That has a different shape.