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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Baby Birds!

Eastern Bluebirds
American Goldfinches
Hairy Woodpeckers
Babies are everywhere now! Here are some photos of fledglings getting fed by their parents. For many nesting birds, they are fed in the nest and once the young leave the nest they are fledglings and still dependent on their parents to feed them for a while, "college age" we joke. These are know as "altricial" birds. "Precocial" birds are capable of moving around and feeding on their own once they hatch. Examples of altricial birds would be these shown, all your feeder birds and many others. Precocial birds would be species such as turkeys, pheasants, grouse, waterfowl and shorebirds. It's a fun time watching all the young birds now.

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