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Fledgling Anna’s Hummingbird

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Continuing with the Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna): As I mentioned in a previous post (Female Anna’s Hummingbird 11-04-2016), Anna’s hummingbirds do not form pairs. The female Anna’s hummingbird builds the nest, broods the eggs and cares for the young without … Continue reading

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Hungry Fledglings

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The first broods have fledged from most of the nests in our yard. What a wonderful time of year with robin, American kestrel, Bullock’s oriole, California quail, barn owl and barn swallow youngsters learning to fend for themselves. Even after … Continue reading

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Bufflehead Youngsters

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Recently I saw another mother with her offspring at Lassen Volcanic National Park. This bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) female and seven youngsters were swimming in Manzanita Lake. Buffleheads are mid-range migratory waterfowl. Upon first glance at a range map, it would appear … Continue reading

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Empty Nesters

We are empty nesters! The last of the four barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) babies in the nest (on which I posted for approximately the last month) on our deck fledged. I miss them already! The chronological events since the last update on … Continue reading

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Fledgling Osprey

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Since March I have been observing an osprey (Pandion haliaetus) nest near Crystal Lake (Shasta County CA). Earlier this month I posted pictures of two osprey chicks in the nest. Because the nest is over an hour’s drive from our … Continue reading

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Two Weeks Old

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The barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) hatchlings in the nest on our deck (Modoc County CA) are now two weeks old – born July 5th. At one week of age these four babies were just beginning to show some darker feathers, yet their … Continue reading

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Feeding Baby?

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This spring I am observing an osprey (Pandion haliaetus) nest near Crystal Lake (Shasta County CA). In late March and early April an osprey pair repaired a previously used nest on top of a ponderosa pine snag. And in mid-April I … Continue reading

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