Friday, June 26, 2015

Out of the nest

Today is a big day for the baby mockingbirds!

There's a third baby, too! (Note the differently patterned feathers in each photo)

Understandably enough, the adult mockers have been a bit agitated and swoopy.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mocker nest

A mockingbird built her nest in my front yard:
One day I saw a tiny yellow beak peeking out:
There are two of them (I thought I saw a third at one point, but it was hard to tell):
The babies are getting bigger, fuzzier, and louder every day:

Friday, June 19, 2015

More fledgelings

These little birds probably emerged from a tree cavity nest, where I have previously seen adult bluebirds entering, departing, and chasing away birds and squirrels.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Salt marsh moth

I found this adorable fuzzy moth on the sidewalk, alive but lethargic from the damp drizzle, and lifted it up onto a railing where it wouldn't get stepped on.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Fledgeling, part 3

More photos of the darling little juvenile bluebird, who is now flying farther and foraging independently.

But still begging from Mommy and Daddy: 


Monday, June 1, 2015