|Yellow-eyed Junco just developing the yellow eye:)|
Some birds, like the Cordilleran Flycatcher, just sit on a branch and wait for Mom or Dad to come feed them. Then the parent's call their young one to fly to their new position where they'll feed them again. Clever flight training technique!
|An older photo not taken from this photo shoot but one to help tell the story of the Bridled Titmouse|
Other times I am mortified by what I see. Here are some stock photos from a couple years ago. I see babies jumping out of nests and parents and older siblings flocking around the predator to make sure the young ones survive. Again, I do nothing in this case. It's part of Nature.
|Pyrrhuloxia on high alert|
|Mom is waiting with food once the young are off the road. Dad and Uncle P are screaming at the snake while the fledglings bounce out of their nest onto the road.|
We had a great time helping Jeff from Madison, WI find his lifers on Mt. Lemmon. And while he found his lifers, we observed some amazing parent/fledgling activity. Every time I go out into the field, there is ALWAYS something new and different happening.
Life is good. Until next time.......