Chocolate the Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove nest in our neighbor’s dead palm tree. Mother Mourning Dove with two chicks. Both chicks survived and fledged.

Crowd of baby bluebirds

This is a photo of one of the batches of Eastern bluebirds that successfully fledged from one of our bluebird nesting boxes. We provide live meal-worms in a special feeder. The parent birds quickly (usually) find the feeder and make good use of it. Their frequent flights to and from the feeder back to the nest box provide beautiful flashes of color as they struggle to keep up with the ever-hungry chicks.We are convinced that at least a few of these chicks have hung around, knowing that there is a good supply of food both natural and feeder-based.

What kind of chicks are these?

My dad took me to the Kentucky castle’s farm yesterday, and we found four active nests.

How many chicks do you see?

This photo was taken for my American Robin nest attempt. Today is the first day I figured out how to see inside a nest that was so high up in a tree with no branches: buy an extension pole that’s long enough, attach a camera to the end, start the video, lift it above the nest and angle it so that it can record what’s inside, lower it back down to the ground, stop the video, then watch it and see what you see.

male feeds chicks

Eastern Bluebird Babies

Eastern Bluebird babies at 8 days old. This is the third brood of Eastern Bluebirds born in this next box this year. This clutch came from different parents than the first two broods.

Eastern Bluebird babies at 3 days old

Eastern Bluebird babies at 3 days old. There were 5 eggs in this clutch, and all hatched.

Healthy Bluebird chicks!

The Goldfinch chicks are grown up!

Reptilian American Goldfinch chicks

Four American Goldfinch chicks, only a few days old. You can really tell that they are descended from dinosaurs!

feeding the family

Dad chooses which chick to feed as they all hang off mum’s back

“Me first”

male Red Necked Grebe feeding chicks on the nest

Ready to fledge Tufted Titmouse chicks

This brood of 8 Tufted Titmice chicks fledged over several days. The first 2 fledged on 05/22, the second 2 fledged the next day, and by 05/24 it looked like the tired parents were going to push the last 4 out of the nest!

Tufted Titmouse Chicks

First family in our new home and first NestWatch attempt.

House wrens

chicks

Mom and chicks

Mourning Dove with 2 chicks (about 10 days old). Little one on the right poses for the camera, while the sibling on the left turned around and is only showing its tail and wings.

four chicks

Yesterday I heard small peeps then to my surprise I saw four little fuzzy heads with beaks opeb waiting for some bugs! They are so cute!

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology