Fledglings and juvies
Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:13 AM
Here's the one bird I found in the field:
And the only outdoors shot of the feeder birds, this one showing a recently fledged HP opposite an adult DP (the foreground Downy is on a much closer feeder).
A couple of shots of those teensy tails
A while later another very young HP showed up, this one with an almost orangey head spot, and having a bad hair day (down feathers + disheveled, I'd say); here he is opposite an adult male Downy (whose red head spot was visible in other shots):
And the same bird with no doubt a sibling:
I thought it might be fun to have a thread devoted to fledglings & juvies, thus the title I chose here; but if everyone would prefer one species per post, let me know. I have more young-uns to add!
(And of course, you can add yours, too!)
Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:28 AM
New Year's Resolutions:
Get my lifelist to 300 (currently 293)
Finally get Mountain Quail and Vesper Sparrow
Top my previous single year best (2011-253) I'm at 193 as of 5/12.
Latest Lifer(s):Harris's Sparrow, Oka Ponds, Campbell, CA, 1/1/13
Favorite Recent Bird(s):Yellow-breasted Chat, Knights Ferry Rec Area, Knights Ferry, CA, 5/20/13; Blue-winged Teal (Pair), Peregrine Falcon, Sanderling (3),Franklin's Gull (9), Modesto Wastewater Treatment Facility, Modesto, CA, 5/12/13, MacGillivray's Warber, Adair Rd., Modesto, CA, 5/5/13, Long-eared Owl, Mercy Hot Springs, Fresno County, CA, 4/29/13, Lawrwnce's Goldfinch, Panoche Shool, San Benito County, CA, 4/29/13,Lawrwnce's Goldfinch, McHenry Rec Area, Escalon, CA, 4/21/13, Snowy Plover, Modesto Water Treatment Plant, Modesto, CA, 4/14/13, Blue-winged Teal, Redhead, San Luis NWR, Merced County, CA, 3/11/13, Eurasian Wigeon, American Bittern, Santa Fe Grade Rd., Merced County,, CA, 3/9/13
Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:35 AM
Very often I get a downy opposite a hairy at this pole, and am always thinking of getting that perfect comparison shot. (The first step is gonna have to be washing the dang window.) One of these days...!
Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:58 AM
This one was pretty interested in sampling the grass seed:
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