Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Green heron family


Two nestlings just starting to get adult plumage


Parent with fish

Feeding takes only a few seconds, and involves a lot of flapping

Parent looking for more fish

Exploring the reeds and standing tall


You're not the mama!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Babies

Black Phoebe fledgeling

Feeding time!

Peekaboo bluebird-- one of a large and vocal brood

Bushtit juvenile that might have emerged from this nest. 
After I took the photo it hopped up to me before leaving


Bluebird nestlings about 8-9 days old

Monday, April 11, 2016

Monday, April 4, 2016

Bluebird season

Nesting season has begun for the Western Bluebird, and so I've been out monitoring birdboxes with the Southern California Bluebird Club.

A clutch of eggs-- is the one at top center starting to hatch?

Bluebirds aren't just nesting in boxes!
Last year several juveniles emerged from a nest here.



Not far away, cowbirds a-courting.
The presence of these brood parasites is slightly worrying,
but it will be fascinating to watch them in the next few months.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016