|Baby chestnut-backed chickadee waiting to be fed|
It's been so entertaining watching the baby chickadees, who peep peep peep like crazy, practicing their flying from one tree to another. I'm pretty sure I hear the parents cheering them on! (By the way, chickadees eat caterpillars!)
|Baby Spotted Towhee on back deck|
Several baby towhees fledged about 10 days ago. I haven't seen the nest although it must have been somewhere well-hidden in the back garden since they always retreat there.
|Mama towhee feeding baby|
Sorry about the poor quality of the above photo - I took it through the window.
|Mama Hairy WP feeding baby|
The baby's feathers are so fluffed out, it almost looks bigger than the parents!
More June Yard Birds
|Female Black-headed Grosbeak|
|A Pair of Hairy Woodpeckers sharing suet|
The goldfinches are here now and some will stay to breed. They use thistle down to line their nests (their mating season coincides with its blooming) so if you want to encourage them to make a nest close by, be sure to leave some thistle plants in your yard or garden. One less thing to weed!
These guys often hang upside down to feed. And they eat caterpillars too!
That's all for today. I hope you're enjoying the abundance of birds around now!