The Daily Bird #17


Darling Starling Babies! From Kengi. Sturnus vulgaris. Click for full size.

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  1. Kengi says

    This one was feeding itself, but yesterday evening there were four starling kids staying in the trees being fed by the parents shuttling back and forth to the feeder. Unfortunately it was a little too dark for my point-and-shoot to handle.

  2. says

    Kengi:

    Unfortunately it was a little too dark for my point-and-shoot to handle.

    I believe that! The Starlings who nest on our property use a large, comfy hole in a tree, about 40 feet up, in a very shaded area. They are in and out in a flash, can’t get a shot of anything.

    The babes are adorable.

  3. Kengi says

    They were out on a branch in full view just 15 foot or so away from the window. It was just too late in the day to get enough light for my camera. Santa has been informed, but I suspect I’ll just have to make do with what I have for the foreseeable future.

    My last SLR was from the late ’70s. A Minolta XD-11. I’ve been using point and shoots since going digital.

    And yes, those babies are cute as heck. I saw three raccoon cubs come out from their hole in the backyard last night. Mom didn’t bring them to the feeding area, however. But that should happen soon.

  4. says

    Oh, a Minolta. I has fond memories.

    I saw three raccoon cubs come out from their hole in the backyard last night. Mom didn’t bring them to the feeding area, however. But that should happen soon.

    Aaaaaw. We have a mum and her kids who visit now and then, but always late at night, and if she notices you looking, she rounds up those kids and they vanish.

  5. Crimson Clupeidae says

    I love baby birds. I need to hide behind the sage bush in my front yard and see if I can get some shots of the baby Gamble’s Quail that are everywhere right now! They look so much like little scurrying fuzzy peanuts….

    I’ve heard the cactus wren babies for the last week. I think they are finally fledged and following their parents around.

    Also, at Madera canyon last week, I saw a small rodent, (7-8 inches total, with rounded ears, and a furry, tufted tail). There were two large (adults, I assume) followed by a half dozen smaller (~2 inches) juveniles. Looked so much like a train of quail….I really wish I had my camera with me.

  6. rq says

    The starlings are out in force here, too, adults and babies! I like watching them pull worms out of the ground; it’s amazing how they do it.

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