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June 17, 2009


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Mick - the young of any species are SO fun to observe! Thanks for your comment.
Bob K. - thanks much and happy birding.

bob k

Great shots of the young Hairy. This is one species that I have yet to see in person. Thanks for sharing!


How nice to be able to watch the young ones, and to get photos as well!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Wren - they're clumsy but that's what makes it so cool to watch. Thanks for visiting.


I love watching the babies of all species learn not just to fly, but to land and perch. These are adorable - my favorite photo is the third, with the open beak. I can imagine the little one is smiling.


I see you put out special logs for the woodpeckers. How cool.

The Zen Birdfeeder

DawnFine - thanks Dawn. They're so fun to see, you NEVER tire of it!

Dawn Fine

Thanks for posting these photos..It is nice to see what the young birds look like..

The Zen Birdfeeder

LNMP - Thanks Ellen. Just think of all the youngsters yet to see!
MaineBirder - You're way ahead of me with fledglings then. Get some good shots out there, okay?


Beautiful shots! It is fun watching them.

Our yard has been very busy with fledglings: Hairy and Downy WP's, Pine Siskins, Purple Finches, White and Red-breasted Nuthatches and Tufted Titmice. Hard to keep up!


Nice pictures! We have young Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers, too. It's fun to watch these nearly full-size birds begging noisily. The woodpeckers are usually among the first to bring their young ones to our feeders.

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.


  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.