Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Total surprise

This went dashing by my feet, dashing not plodding. It took a couple of seconds to figure out who was on-the-run. A very young mourning dove. I've never before seen a dove "on speed".
Low light, lots of dashing, urge to eat, pecking non-stop.  Maybe two days out of nest. Still has beginning feathers on top of head.
This kid is a survivor, no question about that.
Still lots of juvenile robins, this one with some pigmentation loss.
But there are still some youngsters in the "feed me, Dad" mode.

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