Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fledglings

The yearly highlight of my backyard birding is when the young fledge and chase their parents for food. Since we provide them with plenty of food, the feeders are often lively with these families.

Several families of Evening Grosbeaks are around daily. This could be "Proud Poppa Showing Off His Son (Daughter)" or youngster saying "Meet my Dad!" ...


The greatest entertainment value comes from the Blue Jay families. The youngsters are vigorous in calling attention and begging food. It is not long before they are told to feed themselves ...


This young jay has a rather odd posture as he looks for a source of food. He was looking to see if the Tufted Titmouse feeding its young on a branch overhead might come to feed him as well. No luck there!


Good birding!

4 comments:

The Early Birder said...

Great entertainment Chris and the young Jay is certainly a character! FAB.

Julie G. said...

Fabulous fledgling photos! What a joy they are to watch. Wonderful post!

Warren and Lisa Strobel said...

We are getting a kick out of our titmice fledglings - they all seem to have crazy mohawks until all their feathers grow in.

jen said...

Ha, these are too cute.

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