Sunday, June 13, 2010

Baby Stuff

Yes, it's that time of year. Cute fledglings and parenting activity abound.

I accidentally flushed this young savannah sparrow from a field and, not yet able to fly, it skittered away like a cartoon character, its wings windmilling across the pavement. A parent soon followed it. At the Kent Ponds.





Fledgling junco with dad in the Arboretum yesterday afternoon.







Chestnut-backed chickadee at a nesting box in the Arborteum.







Mom mallard with hygenic offspring.

2 comments:

  1. I've never seen a chesnut-backed chickadee--what an interesting bird! The photo of the young sparrow is particularly good--it gives a sense of the cartoonish motion you described.

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