Curiosity takes me to baby birds 2016
Sounds like a calendar, doesn’t it? Yes, I am going for a bit of the “awwww” factor, but baby birds are kind of cute.
The American Coot chick I think wins the prize for the one which looks least like its parent. This chick is more mature; it would have had a red head a few weeks ago, while the adult is black with a white beak. I am learning that identifying young when the adult is not around is difficult! Many thanks to Gus Yaki with Friends of Fish Creek and to Marcy Stader of StaderArt Birds for their help.
Munson Pond Park, Robert Lake Regional Park and my own backyard in Kelowna, as well as Beaver Lake in Lake Country provided me with some birds that I had not yet seen in Alberta, namely the Wilson’s Phalarope. And the rain made for some soggy looking birds!
Fish Creek Provincial Park in Calgary, as well as Lloyd Park, Frank Lake and Kananaskis had an abundance of young to watch interacting with their parents and their siblings. What a great time of year to be out in nature!
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