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Kristi Bowman-Gruel

Snohomish, WA, United States


I’m lucky enough to have discovered this nest in one of my Strawberry baskets. I now have a nest camera on it.


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Dark-eyed Junco, Freshly Hatched!

Brand spanking new Dark-eyed Junco babies. One egg hatched over night, 1 egg hatched this morning. The 3rd egg was laid a day or 2 later so I expect it to hatch in the next day or so.

3 responses to “Dark-eyed Junco, freshly hatched!”

  1. Larry DeLand says:

    how long does it take for the eggs to hatch? I also have a camera on a junco nest in my hanging planter and there are 2 eggs.

  2. Marsha says:

    i live in tropical island, i found freshly hatched baby bird. i think 3 of them was kicked out by cuckoo bird. (very common situation) the nest too tall for me to climb and there’s no branch in the tree. its a huge straight tree. one of them die instantly. i brought the other 2 home. but here i am sitting like an idiot cause i dont know what to do about them. anyone could help me?

    • Holly Faulkner, Project Assistant says:

      Hi Marsha, It’s important to contact a wildlife rehabilitator, as they have the proper training and permits to care for wild birds. I’m not sure if you are in the US, but it is against federal law to possess a wild bird without a special permit; nestlings do very poorly under the care of untrained humans as they have particular nutritional needs (think specific food fed every 20 minutes for the next week or two at least). The wrong nutrition can lead to deformation and disease. While it can be sad to witness, brood parasitism is a normal part of nature, and birds have developed adaptations over the millennia to account for the effects of brood parasites such as laying multiple eggs and having several broods per year to make up for their losses.

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