Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pledge to Fledge

Finding new birds is always fun.  But it can be amazing to find fledgling birds.  They are literally new birds!  They are also the new hope for birds across the world.  Many birds are struggling and populations for most birds are declining.  Seeing new birds and young birds presents exciting and new opportunities for species as well as many dangers.  New birds are especially susceptible to dangers like disease and predation.  As I snapped the picture below of the tufted titmice, blue jays were stalking overhead and were waiting for their opportunity to pounce.

What new birds have you seen?

Tufted Titmouse, Adult and Newbie

Flegdgling Downy Woodpecker

A New Carolina Wren

Wild Bird Wednesday - Link here

11 comments:

  1. The fledglings are adorable. I have not seen any in my yard yet. Great shots.

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    1. Thanks! They are fun to watch as they flutter around!

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  2. So cute - love the tufted titmice!

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  3. I have not found any fledglings as yet so these are lovely to see.

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    1. Always exciting to see these little guys

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  4. Your fledgelings are wonderful! I've seen a young Gila Woodpecker and also a young verdin this spring.

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    1. Lovely! I have yet to see either of those for my life list!

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  5. How adorable, great photo of the two little ones beak to beak, so to speak.

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    1. It was a great scene to watch unfold as well!

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    2. It was a great scene to watch unfold as well!

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