Parent Feeding its

Caspian Terns nest on the top of an abandoned 4 story old building near the Everett Harbor. This parent caught a fish and then landed where this fledging was sitting in shallow water to transfer the fish to its sibling.

Feeding Time – Nuttall’s Woodpecker

Glen Canyon Park in San Francisco is like my backyard. I am supposed to know all resident birds. Somehow this Nuttall’s Woodpecker family eluded my detection until noisy feeding activities got my attention.

A ride, please!

This juvenile Eastern Bluebird had a sweet teasing expression and seemed to be appealing for someone to play and give it a ride in the wagon.

American Kestrel Wired In

This newly fledged American Kestrel managed to make it to a barbed wire fence where he was able to rest from his first flight endeavor. I am sure this won’t be the last wire that he sits on.

Cedar Waxwing Food Lesson

When the serviceberries get ripe Cedar Waxwing, along with a host of other birds, come to dine. I have noted adult Cedar Waxwings feeding their young serviceberries on a number of occasions. I conjecture that they may be teaching these newly fledged birds what berries are edible, as I don’t witness this behavior later in the summer.

Eat first! Groom later.

Juvenile Great Blue Heron out fishing on his own.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology