15 July 2022
After weeks of being fed by their parents, baby birds’ first big challenge is to feed themselves. What is edible? How to chomp it? How to catch it?
“When open my beak the food goes in. Doesn’t it?“
“Is this how to do it?” Juvenile red-tailed hawks practice pouncing at Tompkins Square Park, New York City in June 2022.
“What is this?” say two baby burrowing owls. Babies, it’s food!
Please watch these baby burrowing owls being Weird Little Guys. I promise you will not regret it— Kaeli Swift, Ph.D. (@corvidresearch) June 30, 2022
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