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.

Eurasian Collared-Dove Family!

In April, I followed the progress of a Collared-Dove family that took up residence in my pine tree in the front yard. I watched them build a nest, incubate eggs, and feed their squabs.

The parent doves liked us so much that they moved their new nest even closer to us on our property to raise more babies!

Tree swallow baby gets ready for a dragonfly

Hello World!

This nestling swallow was waiting for dinner and also checking out the big scary world. This baby and his 4 siblings were attacked by a house sparrow before they were able to fledge. Fortunately I saw this happen and was able to rush the babies to a bird rehabber. Three of the five babies were later released after they had fledge and grown strong enough.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology