It is that time of year when when new life is all around.
As Jake and I spend a lot of time looking for photo opportunities we also get to see many newborn birds.
A mother Wood Duck and her little family swim away from the photographer.
This looks to be a family of Northern Shovelers.
The proud father follows at a distance to make sure his family is alright.
Although there are no parents around,it is obvious that this is a young Great Horned Owl.
One of the more special moments we encountered was this baby Least Flycatcher.
He looked much too small to be out of the nest,but with mother feeding him,he has a chance at survival.
Aat the same park where the previous picture was taken,there are several nest boxes.
This one is now home to the second brood of Eastern Bluebirds.
A young Killdeer is trying to hide in the grass,as nearby mother is doing her broken wing act.
All of the above pictures were done by Jake,using a Canon 40D and the 100−400 mm lens.
The last picture is mine,using a Canon Rebel XTI and the 100-400 mm lens.
These young Northern Flickers are anxiously waiting for mother to return with lunch.
It is exciting to see the new birds grow up,assuring us of more photo opportunities in the future.
Thought for today:
A hug brings heaven a little closer to our hearts.