Today’s photos are from an old regular (by “old”, of course, I mean “long time contributor”!), Stephen Barnard from Idaho. His captions are indented:
One of the Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) fledglings hanging out at the nest, begging for an adult to bring food.
. . . and some Sandhill Cranes (Antigone canadensis) in flight.
This is one of the fledglings from the second brood of Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) nesting in the eve of my porch — the ones I was told were doomed to parasites. It and its siblings are on the other side of the creek, being fed flying ants by the adults, and possibly by the first brood. I took these photos from a float tube. Most birds allow you
to get much closer in a float tube than on foot, with d*gs. 🙂
I watched an adult (Desi) bringing a fish to a piteously crying,begging-for-food fledgling in the nest, accompanied by Lucy.