This nestbox was on a trail I monitored. I noticed the youngster just starting to peek out the entrance as the parents landed on top with a meal.

Tired Little Loon

Only two days old, this little loon is getting a ride on his parent’s back.

Last To Fly…

This Chickadee peep was the last member of its brood to leave the nest…it seems to have a somewhat forlorn look on its face, as if it might miss all the warm snuggle factor, and company, of its siblings…

Ma and Pa did just fine keeping the last of the brood well-fed until it decided to make its leap of faith…

Eat this

Female Grebe feeds chick a feather to line it’s stomach

Baby Grebe

baby Red Necked Grebe swimming

Parents provide the best shelter

While studying thick-billed murres in the Canadian Arctic, I captured this photo of a murre parent guarding its chick on the dirty cliff-edge rock where thousands of murres breed.

One-Month-Old Sandhill Crane Colt

Still covered with orange down (as it was on the day of its hatching), this one-month-old colt–now “towering” at 2 feet–briefly pauses to see if mom (or dad) has a tasty damselfly for it to eat at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Photographed in late June 2016.

We are Family: Sandhill Crane Parents and Colt

Now two feet tall, this one-month old colt feeds on damselflies and other insects at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary with mom and dad, the resident breeding Sandhill Crane pair.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology