Tag Archives: nestlings

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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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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Barn Swallow Hatchlings

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A pair of barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) built a nest on our back deck (Lookout CA) exactly where I did not want the nest to be located. Oh, well! Once the nest was completed, the female laid four eggs. Even though the swallows … Continue reading

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Kestrel Fledgling

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In March I noted that a pair of American kestrels (Falco sparvarius) appeared to once again be nesting between the outer walls in our hay shed. For many years kestrels, also called sparrow hawks, have raised a brood in our … Continue reading

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Feeding Red-tailed Hawk Chick

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There is so much happening at this time of the year it is difficult to decide what to post – avian nests, eggs and chicks, wildflowers, trees in leaf, insects. . . my table overflows. A day after I first photographed … Continue reading

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