Nesting Birds

Photographing a Male Northern Flicker Excavating a Nesting Cavity

2018-03-23T06:39:41+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Birds, Clark County, Idaho, Nesting Birds, Northern Flickers, Targhee National Forest, Wildlife Ethics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I dug into my archives and picked these Northern Flicker photos from May of 2015 to share today because I saw a Northern Flicker yesterday and thought of how they will soon start excavating their nesting cavities to rear their young in.

What Not To Do When Finding a Baby Bird – Caged Lark Sparrow

2017-10-31T06:46:20+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Antelope Island State Park, Birds, Davis County, Lark Sparrows, Nesting Birds, Utah, Wildlife Ethics|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I wasn't sure I wanted to write this post about an imprisoned Lark Sparrow I heard about on a Facebook group that is about identifying birds but after mulling it over I decided I'd tell the story.

Approaching Chicks Too Close – When Something Should be Said or Done

2017-06-20T06:42:47+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Birds, Glacier County, Great Horned Owls, Montana, Nesting Birds, Wildlife Ethics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I know that what this person did was not right and the 8 moderators of that group should have said something but in 15 days they haven't said a word about them being too close to the owl chick.

Red-tailed Hawk Chicks – The Wind Blew Their Nest Away

2017-06-15T05:28:46+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Birds, Nesting Birds, Red-tailed Hawks, Utah, Wildlife Ethics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The adult Red-tailed Hawks were nearby and could easily see their chicks from where they were perched, the chicks looked healthy, well fed and were partially hidden in tall grasses.