Friday, May 27, 2016

Baby Birds

While many birds are only just arriving on their breeding grounds, others started nesting a long time ago, and may be almost done. Great Horned Owls nest extremely early, and this one was already ready to venture into nearby trees at the start of May.


Both adults were resting nearby:

Killdeer chicks leave the nest very shortly after hatching, well before they can fly. These chicks could be confused with another species of plover due to the single breast band, but the fuzziness shows that they are flightless young.

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