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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Breeding time

This time of year courting, nesting, and feeding activities are rampant. My friend Bonnie Wunderlich got a new camera and is generously allowing me to post the wonderfully improved photos she takes. Here are her Pyrrhuloxia nestlings, soon to fledge. Hungry baby...

parent with food...

grasshopper leg crammed down throat.

On that last photo the nestling that got the grasshopper leg still has it in its throat as the adult is feeding a second nestling regurgitated food. There are 3 nestlings in all. Now Bonnie knows why she found a spider on her patio that was missing some legs.

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