Monday, June 28, 2010

A New Gymnastic Routine - Feeding Nestlings

As I promised yesterday, I have some more photos from yesterday's walk. When I went to Ballard Park after the "official" bird walk up at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, the first place i headed was to the spot where you can best see the Great Crested Flycatcher nest. I took a good 20 pictures and then moved on. When I got home I noticed that I'd captured a particular sequence - an adult Flycatcher diving into the nest to feed the young'uns! I figured that was worth a post all on its own.

Launch from the rim of the nest cavity...

... dive in head first, waving the tail feathers...

... and come back up to go fly off to find more bugs!

© 2010 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. Hiya . .still catching up on your latest. Lovely posts, Spring is certainly in the air there (or summer) I had to scrape ice off my windscreen yesterday! Brrrr

  2. spectacular! no one captures birdlife like you!

    thanks for sharing your wonderful ecosystem with us.

  3. Always find peace over here.

  4. Indeed it was worth the post to itself - the quality is breathtaking.

  5. Aww. I love the shot with just his tail feathers sticking up!

  6. An amazing sequence! Great quality & detail. I love those flycatchers.