Exploring the world

A Canada goose gosling hones its eating techniques on a stalk of snake grass (Equisetum) at Potter Marsh, south of Anchorage, Alaska.

Down here!

This picture breaks my heart every time I think about it. The young tree swallow was trying to get its parents’ attention after it had fallen from the nest. It was in an area where not only could I not reach the bird, there was no way to get it back to the nest. I fear the tiny thing died soon after.

Now what?

A tiny arctic tern chick struggles to swallow a stickleback. The chick’s parents were taking turns bringing food to the hungry chick at Potter Marsh, just south of Anchorage, Alaska.

Aw, Mom…dragonfly again?

An adult tree swallow feeds one of its chicks a dragonfly. This lucky chick was receiving double rations because its sibling fell from the feeder box at Potter Marsh, Alaska, and could not get the parents’ attention.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology