Baby Bird Season

Pileated woodpecker feeding nestling, Frick Park, 31 May 2021 (photo by Charity Kheshgi)

6 June 2021

After weeks of excitement during songbird migration, birders are disappointed when it ends. Fortunately migration is followed by baby bird season. Here are two bird families in Frick Park whose young made an appearance at the edge of the nest.

At top and below, a pileated woodpecker family was fun to watch on 31 May as both parents brought food to their begging youngsters.

Two pileated woodpecker nestlings, Frick Park, 31 May 2021 (photo by Charity Kheshgi)
Pileated woodpecker feeding nestling, Frick Park, 31 May 2021 (photo by Charity Kheshgi)

On the other side of the park, red-tailed hawk nestlings peeked over the edge of the nest on 22 May, closely guarded by a parent. By now these nestlings will have feathers.

Red-tailed hawk adult and nestling, Frick Park, 22 May 2021 (photo by Charity Kheshgi)
Red-tailed hawk nestling, Frick Park, 22 May 2021 (photo by Charity Kheshgi)

It’s baby bird season.

Keep your eyes and ears open for begging birds and please keep your cats indoors to give those babies a chance.

(photos by Charity Kheshgi)

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