Tight Squeeze

There were two days between all nestlings hatching, with the first hatched visibly larger. While fledging this jumbo fledgling hogged the entrance hole. A determined sibling, ready to fledge pushed and shoved, and finally squeezed underneath the entrance hog, making double decker fledglings. The smaller fledgling continued its mission and managed to shove the larger sibling out the hole with itself right under it. I’ve seen many birds fledge but this was the funniest, and one that I will always remember.

Bobolink fledglings in the fog

All Day Long

Eastern Bluebirds waking up From Roosting

I never saw in my life all of the baby bluebirds together. This is the first clutch. Also all 5 are there too. Normally after fledging one disappears.

5 Blue Jays Fledglings Sleeping

In the 7 years of observing several Blue Jays very closely, I have never seen any of them have 5 offspring. I have always only seen the maximum of 3. These little ones have been out of the nest for over two weeks!

Blue Jay Fledgling and Parent

We have had many blue jay youngsters in our yard this year. I kept hearing the fledglings begging for food from the parents, yet had been unable to get a shot of this until this pair landed on our squirrel feeder platform.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology