Fall has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. With the crisp temperatures and changing foliage, pumpkin patches will be popping up in anticipation of the harvest and, of course, Halloween. Starting this week we'll be highlighting Halloween t-shirts each Tuesday here at Birdorable, beginning with this cute design featuring a pair of Purple Martins perched on bright orange pumpkins.
If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the American Goldfinch. American Goldfinches breed relatively late in the summer, starting in June or July, or even into August. Females build a cup-shaped nest lined with soft material and lashed to tree branches with spider silk. Clutch size is from 2 to 7 eggs and the babies fledge about two weeks after hatching.
feeding baby goldfinch by kalenewallin
FEED ME!! by missgingersnap
Feed me! by Doug Greenberg
Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable American Goldfinch t-shirts & gifts!
Despite the unique and sharp appearance of the White-crowned Sparrow, some people dismiss them as House Sparrows! In fact, many non-birders don't even realize there might be several different species of sparrow found in their own back yard. And don't even get me started on the sparrows of the field, meadow, sedge, swamp, and other habitats! No, they are definitely not all House Sparrows!
Here are two new Birdorable coloring pages for some cute coloring fun! They are the Ruby-throated Hummingbird and Common Pheasant. Go to Coloring Pages to download these two new PDFs and check the Meet the Birds page to check the colors.
These downloads will be available until 15 November 2010. Check here for more coloring pages. Subscribe to the Birdorable Blog by RSS feed or by email to get notified when new downloads like this are added.
If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Herring Gull. Herring Gulls lay their eggs in scrape on the ground, which may or may not be lined with vegetation, refuse, or other materials. Baby gulls are semi-precocial, able to walk and leave the nest after just one day.
Herring Gull Chick by foxypar4
gull_chicks_2705080384 by Everything is Permuted
Herring Gull Chicks (Larus argentatus) at Bempton Cliffs by Steve Greaves
gull_chicks_2705080370 by Everything is Permuted
Herring gull chick by Andrewsteeleuk
Nap Time by foxypar4
Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable Herring Gull t-shirts & gifts!
Today's featured t-shirt is called Peafowl of India and has our cute Birdorable Indian Peafowl. The Indian Peafowl is also known as the Blue Peafowl and is the national bird of India.