Blog Archive: Baby Birds

Birdorable Great Horned Owl

Baby Birdorable: Great Horned Owl

September 30th, 2013 in Baby Birds, Owls 2 comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr Creative Commons) of the Great Horned Owl. Great Horned Owls don't make their own nests. They will use old nests from squirrels, hawks, or other species. They will also nest in tree stumps, abandoned buildings, nest platforms, or other structures. Often two eggs are laid, but the clutch size may be up to 4 or 5 eggs. As chicks grow, they begin to branch out from the nest. This happens about 40 days after hatching; true flight may not occur until 5-10 days after branching.

Untitled
Untitled by Kansas City District
Seeing the World for the First Time
Seeing the World for the First Time by kretyen
Hope & Faith
Hope & Faith by kretyen
Baby Great Horned Owl
Baby Great Horned Owl by wackybadger
April 21 Family Portrait
April 21 Family Portrait by kretyen
So what if my brother is napping
So what if my brother is napping by kretyen
Baby Horned Owl
Baby Horned Owl by minds-eye
I Wuv Woo
I Wuv Woo by kretyen
The devil you say
The devil you say by kretyen
Baby Great Horned Owls
Baby Great Horned Owls by a200/a77Wells
Great Horned Owl Family-Explore #73 5/26/10
Great Horned Owl Family-Explore #73 5/26/10 by goingslo
Raptor Chick
Raptor Chick by Bistrosavage

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Birdorable Great Crested Grebe

Baby Birdorable: Great Crested Grebe

June 6th, 2013 in Baby Birds, Grebes No comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr Creative Commons) of the Great Crested Grebe. Great Crested Grebe nesting activity follows an elaborate courtship ritual of displays. Chicks are semi-precocial at hatching, meaning they are able to leave the nest within the first day. The parent birds carry the chicks on their backs as they grow and learn how to dive for food themselves.

Futen in een meerkoet-nest
Futen in een meerkoet-nest by Jeroen Kransen
Great Crested Grebe Nest 14.05.10
Great Crested Grebe Nest 14.05.10 by nottsexminer
Great Crested Grebe
Great Crested Grebe by hans s
Great Crested Grebe parents & chicks on Greenland Dock
Great Crested Grebe parents & chicks on Greenland Dock by drplokta
Grebe with chicks on Canada Water
Grebe with chicks on Canada Water by drplokta
Piggyback
Piggyback by jurvetson
Great Crested Grebe chick on Canada Water
Great Crested Grebe chick on Canada Water by drplokta
Grebes Mother and Chick
Grebes Mother and Chick by ahisgett

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Birdorable Wild Turkey

Baby Birdorable: Wild Turkey

May 3rd, 2013 in Baby Birds No comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr Creative Commons) of the Wild Turkey.

 
Turkies-2
Turkies-2 by kevincole
Turkeys-1
Turkeys-1 by kevincole
Wild Turkey & Chicks In Our Yard
Wild Turkey & Chicks In Our Yard by jjeff
wild turkey poult
wild turkey poult by USFWS Headquarters
Walk, don't run! Or fly!
Walk, don't run! Or fly! by Carly & Art
Wild Turkey Mama & Chicks
Wild Turkey Mama & Chicks by OhLizz~Mom passed 3/15,Thank u for all your prayer
Wild turkeys
Wild turkeys by Carly & Art
Wild Turklets!
Wild Turklets! by Carly & Art
Turkey Hen and Her Poults
Turkey Hen and Her Poults by A.Davey

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Birdorable Black-necked Stilt

Baby Birdorable: Black-necked Stilt

March 8th, 2013 in Baby Birds, Stilts No comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr Creative Commons) of the Black-necked Stilt. Black-necked Stilts use scrape-type nests scratched out near or above water. Both parents participate in nest site selection and scraping out the actual nest. Typically four eggs are laid and incubation duties are shared by both adults of the pair. Chicks are hatched in a semi-precocial state - they are covered in down and are able to walk from the nest scrape just 1-2 hours after hatching.

Black-Necked Stilt in nest
Black-Necked Stilt in nest by mauricholas/ Maureen Leong-Kee
Hidden in Plain Sight
Hidden in Plain Sight by Dan Pancamo
Stilt chick foraging
Stilt chick foraging by tibchris
Baby black-necked stilt
Baby black-necked stilt by donjd2
Baby Black-necked Stilt
Baby Black-necked Stilt by donjd2
Baby Black-necked Stilt
Baby Black-necked Stilt by New Jersey Birds

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Birdorable American Kestrel

Baby Birdorable: American Kestrel

January 8th, 2013 in Birds of Prey, Baby Birds 2 comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr Creative Commons) of the American Kestrel. American Kestrels are cavity nesters, and will use nest boxes provided by humans. Typically 4 to 5 eggs are laid per clutch, and incubation lasts up to 29 days. The babies fledge in another 28 to 31 days. During their first week as newly-fledged birds, baby kestrels may return to the nest cavity at the end of the day for a safe place to roost for the night.

Kestrel Eggs
Kestrel Eggs by Eric's Kestrels
mama kestrel
mama kestrel by megankhines
kestrels!
kestrels! by megankhines
kestrels!!!
kestrels!!! by megankhines
American kestrel chick
American kestrel chick by USFWS Headquarters

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Birdorable Black Skimmer

Baby Birdorable: Black Skimmer

December 8th, 2012 in Baby Birds, Skimmers 1 comment

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr Creative Commons) of the Black Skimmer. Black Skimmers nest in colonies in salt marshes, on beaches, and other areas close to water. Usually four eggs are laid in a scrape-type nest depression in the sand or nesting substrate. Both parents incubate the eggs for around 23 days. Chicks are hatched in a semi-precocial state - they are covered in down and are able to walk from the nest scrape just 1-2 hours after hatching.

Black skimmer (Rynchops niger) chicks pipping in eggs
Black skimmer (Rynchops niger) chicks pipping in eggs by USFWS Pacific Southwest Region
Black skimmer chick
Black skimmer chick by USFWS/Southeast
Black Skimmer Chicks
Black Skimmer Chicks by Dan Pancamo
skimmer feeding chick
skimmer feeding chick by cordfish
skimmer feeding chick 1
skimmer feeding chick by cordfish
Two Chicks
Two Chicks by Dan Pancamo

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