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One Week Old

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The barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) hatchlings in the nest on our deck (Lookout CA) are one week old. All four chicks are still alive and growing fast. Those naked, pink babies now show a definite black color and appear to be … Continue reading

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Happy Ending

For the last two months I have followed the fate of the barn owl (Tyto alba) nest and hatchlings in our barn (Lookout CA). Over the last twenty three years, three chicks, of which only two survived, has been the record … Continue reading

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Meadowlark Hatchlings

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Western meadowlarks (Sturnella neglecta) incubate their eggs for 13 to 16 days. Once a nest with eggs is located, it is not long before the helpless chicks arrive. The chicks are helpless and naked with only a light covering of gray … Continue reading

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Goslings

The goslings are beginning to hatch!! Earlier this spring I noticed an unusual Canada goose (Branta canadensis) pair, the female had a pronounced limp. In an earlier post I showed pictures of what I assumed was the male defending his … Continue reading

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