Daddy bird feeding a hungry fledgling.
This young Evening Grosbeak was trying to figure out the birdfeeders, but he wasn’t quite coordinated enough to come in and try it out for himself. He would wait for the adult bird to come up to feed him. Then he would react in the usual fledgling begging style of fluttering his wings and begging.
Baby birds are definitely out and about. July is all about babies!
The Bald Eagle fledgling is “branching” now. That means that he has been trying out his wings by moving to nearby branches that are immediately adjacent to the nest. The fledgling can’t fly yet and the parents are still bringing food to the nest. He’s growing up so fast, any day now there will be an empty nest.