In this post, I am sharing some more baby animals: songbirds and raptors.
When photographing, one goal is to make your subject stand out. In 2 photos, I violated that rule, for a purpose. Check out the young Red-shouldered Hawks and the juvenile Western Kingbird. The point of interest, beside the birds themselves, is their marvelous camouflage.
I was fortunate to see this pair of eaglets with one of the adults. In a few weeks, the adults will leave, and the eaglets will be on their own. They will hang around the nesting tree until about October when the adults return and reclaim the nest. If they survive, in about 4 years they will molt into adult colors and be ready to rear their own eaglets.
I found the Juvenile Brown-headed Cowbird in our backyard. Cowbirds lay their eggs in the nest of another bird who hatches and rears it. After it fledges, it will find its way back to its own herd of cowbirds. This one must be pleased with the cuisine; it seems in no hurry to leave. (A group of cowbirds can be called a corral or a herd.)
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