Eastern Bluebird Juvenile Feeds Nestlings

While photographing Eastern Bluebirds bringing insects to their nestlings in a tree hole, I “caught” a juvenile also bringing insects to its (presumed) siblings!! What a surprise!! The juvenile entered the tree hole four times with insects over the course of about an hour-and-a-half while the parents also fed the nestlings. The male bluebird had to wait his turn while the juvenile was in the tree hole.

Red-bellied Woodpecker nestling soon to fledge

After watching many trips by both adults to this high-up nest hole, at least one chick appeared today at the nest cavity hole as it waited for food. Looks like it won’t be too long before it fledges. I do not know how many eggs or live young there are in this nest.

Please help me figure out what eggs are these!

Red-bellied casting wood chips

This Red-bellied Woodpecker has been busy working a new hole/cavity this week (and perhaps earlier). Today it has been inside, casting wood chips out of the cavity.

Ruffed Grouse chick

Two chicks were in a depression in the ground along a forest road.

Home Sweet Home

The Asian Paradise Flycatcher Birds During Nesting.

Pigeon Guillemot Burrow with egg

This burrow on South Puget Sound is monitored all summer to collect data on Pigeon Guillemot breeding. The eggs are rarely visible, but this one perhaps suffered from a severe heat wave and was afterwards abandoned in the burrow.

Spotted Sandpiper Nest and Eggs

Spotted Sandpiper Nest and Eggs

BC Nests of 2021

As a Nestwatch contributor I have built several nestboxes for Mountain Bluebirds, Tree Swallows and Kestrels. These are fun and great for monitoring but the wild nests always feel more special when I find them.

I’m hungry Mommy!

Red-bellied Woodpecker bringing food to the nest cavity for hungry nestling who is begging for food

Let’s get this nest built!

Pair of Roseate Spoonbills adding finishing touches to their nest

Is Mommy ever coming with that food?

Great Egret nestlings waiting for parents to come back with food

River Kingbird

While boating along the Grand River in Grand Haven on June 13 in Michigan, we spotted an Eastern Kingbird sitting on her nest. It was on the edge of the riverbank and I was able to snap
this photo using my Olympus camera with a telephoto lens.

River Kingbird

While boating along the Grand River in Grand Haven on June 13 in Michigan, we spotted an Eastern Kingbird sitting on her nest. It was on the edge of the riverbank and I was able to snap
this photo using my Olympus camera with a telephoto lens.

Cleaning a Cavity

This particular cavity had interest from pairs of Tufted Titmouse, Eastern Bluebird, and the Carolina Chickadees in the photo. Unfortunately, it didn’t pass muster for any of them.

Chickadees in a Tree Stump

I was standing in my yard yesterday when I noticed a chickadee hovering in branches on my neighbor’s crape myrtle tree. It perched on the tree stump. Then it suddenly disappeared into a cavity in the tree. I looked inside the hole to discover the bird sitting on a nest. When the bird left the nest to search for food, I peeked inside the hole and saw 4 hatchlings.

Red-breasted Nuthatch nest in tree cavity at Carburn Park

Nest was in a cavity in a dead tree. Observed female bringing insects to the nest and feeding a young. Do not know how many young there were or if they fledged or not.

Great-horned owl nest at Griffith Woods Park in SW Calgary, Alberta near the Discovery Ridge subdivision

I have submitted photos of 2 young born in the Griffith Woods nest along with the mother, (I also do have photos of the male (not submitted)). Both the young were photographed in the week after leaving the nest. Only one of the photos was submitted,

Here’s Mom!

Mother tree swallow just fed one of her chicks and is just about to launch off to get more insects for her brood.

Pileated Woodpecker at the Nest

Mid June, 2021 These chicks were about a week or so away from fledging. Both parents fed the chicks.

Chickadee Home

I was so excited to see this pair of Carolina Chickadees nest in my backyard. I see them all the time and didn’t know they would nest in a pine tree by our lake. Watching them go back and forth with every type of insect in and out of that hole was a highlight of my day. Wasn’t sure how many babies were inside but I could hear them chirping away everytime their mommy or daddy would come back. I look forward to seeing them next year when nesting season starts again for these little cuties!

Great horned owl

Baby hoot

5/15/2021. Saw white spots in leaves. Feathers on a branch. Looked and found the nest. Watched two great horned owelettes all summer

Robin eggs

Taken 5/7/2021. Last year’s hatchlings were lost to predators. Let’s cross our fingers this year.

Territory protectivness

Brown-headed Nuthatch Feeding Young

The Brown-headed Nuthatch pair (was a cooperative breeding situation with former juvenile from prior brood, but that one has moved on) has been tending to their hatched young. Managed to get great videos at multiple angles showcasing feeding, fecal sac removal, and young peeking out. Lots of vocalizations by parents and young. They’ve grown so big!

Carolina Wren

Nesting female

Carolina wrens nest

This is the second time they laid eggs this year.

Mystery bird

Lake birds

When I found these nests I was AMAZED at what these birds can do. Though when I tried standing up on my kayak to look inside a tree swallow nesting box, It was empty! But when I paddled under a small bridge, I found Five pink tree swallow eggs, at first I thought they were mourning dove eggs but after more research I’m pretty sure there are tree swallow. Later when I traveled back, in the reeds there was a red winged blackbird nest. Three white eggs were in this one, I can’t wait to see how these eggs grow up.

Barred Owl Pellet Contents

We started hearing and seeing much more of two Barred Owls in March around the time the COVID-19 Pandemic hit. We’ve been clearing the woods of invasive ivy and holly trees with time at home. The owls have been watching us. They seem to enjoy having more open understory with holly trees going away and have more ground to hunt. We’ve found two owl pellets, both of which showed strong evidence of mole remains. We’ve also found some rabbit parts. In May we started hearing baby sounds. This second week of June we finally saw them and they are fledgling. We think there are at least two owlets.

Barred Owls Hang Out in Forest Habitat

We started hearing and seeing much more of two Barred Owls in March around the time the COVID-19 Pandemic hit. We’ve been clearing the woods of invasive ivy and holly trees with time at home. The owls have been watching us. They seem to enjoy having more open understory with holly trees going away and have more ground to hunt. We’ve found two owl pellets, both of which showed strong evidence of mole remains. We’ve also found some rabbit parts. In May we started hearing baby sounds. This second week of June we finally saw them and they are fledgling. We think there are at least two owlets.

Barred Owl Family

We started hearing and seeing much more of two Barred Owls in March around the time the COVID-19 Pandemic hit. We’ve been clearing the woods of invasive ivy and holly trees with time at home. The owls have been watching us. They seem to enjoy having more open understory with holly trees going away and have more ground to hunt. We’ve found two owl pellets, both of which showed strong evidence of mole remains. We’ve also found some rabbit parts. In May we started hearing baby sounds. This second week of June we finally saw them and they are fledging. We think there are at least two owlets.

Hairy woodpecker

Discovered this nesting cavity when a pair of hairy woodpeckers were feeding vocal nestlings. Waiting to see when the young ones emerge!

Red-bellied Woodpecker – a hungry chick!

Watched Red-bellied Woodpecker male & female flying in and out of a wooded area of the yard. Found the entrance hole and soon saw a chick peeking out.

Both adults came & went, and fed the chick. At this point, I cannot tell how many chicks are in the cavity. I could hear peeping as the adults approached. Will keep an eye on this nest site.

Is this an egg?!

I’ve heard Red-Bellied Woodpeckers in this area often, do you think this is an egg?

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Two Woodpecker Nests

Red-bellied Woodpecker Trys To Stop A Starling From Entering It’s Nest!

May 3, 2020-spring birds!

Titmouse feeding in tree cavity. I can hear the chicks- both parents feeding.
Tree swallows already have best, but now getting busy.

Downy woodpecker chick

Taken in 2015. I was going to get my mail, across the road, and heard agitated peeping. I watched long enough to see that the parent came. Someone was just very impatient.

Dark eyed junco hatchlings

Taken in 2013. These little ground nesters are one of my favorites

Hanging Basket Nest

Monmouth County, NJ. Found the makings of a nest starting in one of my portculaca hanging baskets, then 7 days later 3 white speckled eggs. Believe it is for a House Finch. Though not sure. Waiting patiently for arrival of babies.

House wren singing to it’s kids

While emptying my compost bucket this morning, I heard a very jubilant singing coming from a distant oak tree. I went to explore and found this little finch singing excitedly and being answered by many little fledgling voices. I think the adult was trying to coax the kids from their nest cavity.

violet green swallows nesting

nesting time

Northern Flicker -yellow-shafted form

Northern Flicker at nest site. Removing a fecal sac after feeding it’s young.

Mama in Nest, taken 5/17/2019

American Robin, Nesting in Lilacs

American robin chicks just hatched!

Shared. Nest

Nest in hanging geranium pot seems to have been shared by a cowbird laying her eggs as well.

House finch eggs

Nest around my house

A full Owl nest

baby sapsucker in texas

Loggerhead Shrike

two chicks

Dark-eyed Junco nest

This little Dark-eyed Junco nest was so well hidden. It was tucked under a little mossy rock ledge on the ground. I was walking by and a junco suddenly took flight, so I looked closely and found it. Inside was a nestling and two eggs. Sadly, over the course of a few days they all disappeared. First the nestling, than one of the eggs, and then the final egg. The parents were on the nest most of the the time, so I don’t know what could have gotten it. Perhaps mice or chipmunks.

Newborns

2 little Eastern Bluebirds less than 24 hrs old.

Eastern Phoebe Hatchlings

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl and Owlet. May 2018

Robin’s Nestlings

American Robin nestlings

Robin\’s Eggs

Found in an old nest at the base of our only tree in our small yard – it’s very low to the ground! Beautiful and fun to watch the parents hop and fly around. Our little dogs don’t seem to startle mom/dad away (they don’t bark much).

House Finch Hatching

Carolina wren

The birds are building a nest in my garage behind the garden rake in the upper corner of the garage. They don’t seem to mind me coming and going at all. We do not park cars in the garage we basically use it as a shed. I have videos but I do not use Facebook so too bad I can’t send them to you.

Gila Woodpecker Family in Saguaro

Every year this saguaro gets used by (presumably) the same Gila Woodpecker family! Babies can be heard chattering away.

Momma Bird

Nest is new, found empty and shortly after found 3-eggs in it. The momma bird is very mindful of her nests, only leaves to eat. The shrub is lower to the ground so she leaves and comes to the nest from the bottom and climbs up to her nest.

Abandoned Nest, possible cowbird egg

Been monitoring Northern Cardinal nest but one egg is gone and I haven’t seen the momma bird in a long time. could be bigger egg that is missing was dropped by a cowbird, unsure.

House Finch Nest

Baby Blue Birds 2017

Precious baby blue birds

Junco Nest in a Tree

While out bird watching my friend and I saw a Junco – then it flew up to this tree nest where it fed the little ones. The nest was about 6.5 feet up a tree on a little “shelf” in a hole in the tree.

Northern Flicker feeding her young

Baby magpie robin

Baby magpie robin first steps in new world

Tailor bird babies

Prinia bird eggs

Tailor bird eggs and 1st baby

Barred Owl in a Birch tree nesting

Female Barred Owl using an old Birch tree as her nest. She raised 3 Barred Owlets.

Darla Darlings

About a week old!

Nest of Paddy-field Pipit

Eastern Bluebird

The tree’s dead branches have many woodpecker holes, so it was a challenge to figure out which hole the nest was in. In a city park, first EABL nest identified within city limits in recent history (30-40 yrs).

Mommy’s Nest

This was the very first time I got close enough to be able to hold my camera up and take a picture

Mourning Dove Nest

Carolina Wren chicks

4+1=5

Yesterday he nest had 4 eggs from two birds. Today they have one additional sibling.

#stepparents #stepbirdsiblings

2 birds – 1 neat

A Coppersmith Barbet juvenile.

Black-capped Chickadee Nest

I found this nest accidentally while filling up my bird feeders! Saw the female slip inside this teeny tiny hole, about 1 1/12 inch wide, and had to peer inside! Nest seems fully completed, but no eggs yet!
This nest is about 7 feet off the ground, inside a dead tree cavity. I am not sure if there was a previous nest here or not. Definitely looking forward to watching this pair, as I’m a Chickadee lover!
~Take care, Kat

Bringing Back Feathers

This is a European Starling bringing some feathers to the nest.

House Wren

House Wren gathering food and feeding young.

Song Sparrow Nest Watch

I recently moved onto an acre of land in the mountains of Roan Mountain, TN. The birds and wildlife here have been amazing. I’m currently watching three nests; two nestboxes with House Wren nestlings and this Song Sparrow nest in a hanging basket in front of my house. They are too adorable for words and they are being well cared for by mom and dad.

Black-backed Woodpeckers

Blue tarp nest

Spotted nest while birding near Cameron Lake in Okanagan county on Indian Reservation.

Bempton Cliffs

The sea cliffs at Bempton, East Yorkshire, UK – run by the RSPB organization – are protected breeding grounds for many birds including shags and puffins and the ones shown here. Wonderful walking, great photography with lookout platforms and, of course, a cafe and gift shop.

A New Dawn

I have been photographing this family of Burrowing Owls for a couple of years, so the parents are quite tolerant of me. They go about hunting, feeding, and grooming their chicks totally oblivious of my presence. This is one of the first images I captured this season with the chicks about 2 weeks after emerging from the burrow. The sun had just peaked behind a distant mountains and produced a wonderfully warm red glow that bathed the owls and their natural habitat. The rising sun in the chick’s eyes promised a new dawn and a new life for the family.

American Kestrel–male near nest

The Other Royal Baby

Royal tern baby and mom. It was a joy to watch this baby grow up. Rockport Beach has a bird sanctuary.

Red-tailed Hawk Nest, Osprey landing in nest

Ma, Pa and their two chicks nesting on a shear face of Fall Creek gorge
Osprey lands in his Stewart Park nest
Mama Red-tail preens her chick’s head
Great Blue Heron nests

Food transfer and feeding time for three Peregrine Falcon chicks

For a few years now there has been a Peregrine Falcon nest in the spring at the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. We’ve been going over for about four or five years now. We’ve seen them bring in a meal but it’s always been hard to tell what it is. And this is the first time I’ve so clearly seen the transfer for the mother to bring in the food, this time clearly a Bonaparte’s Gull. We first noticed the pair hanging in the air over a cliff face just like kites on a string, then one by one they left to return in five to ten minutes and were loudly calling as they performed this meal transfer. There was what looked like one attempt before the actual transfer, then the female ‘regrouped’ and came up again. Not until she firmly had it did he release but that was in mere seconds.

Pileated Woodpecker – Nesting 2016

Adult Pileated Woodpecker, nesting in a live sycamore tree at Hollis Renewal Center (KS) – audible nestlings/fledglings heard a few days later. This nesting pair has been at Hollis, year-round, for 3 years.

Surprise

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology