Thursday, May 14, 2015

Juvenile Feeding Time

Our own back yard continues to provide us with premium bird watching opportunities. Besides the terrorist actions of the House Sparrows that I have previously reported, we also get to see some successful nurturing moments.  This morning it was this male House Finch inserting food into the open mouth of his juvenile. The adults come to the feeder and then take some food to the juvenile waiting close by on the fence. We have watched both the female and male preform this duty. We have also seen adult / juvenile interaction with Song Sparrows and Brown-headed Cowbirds in our back yard in recent days, indicating the the fledgeling period for some species is well under way. 

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