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Skimming for fish

August 15, 2021 - Among all of the avian species in the world, the skimmer is unique. A specialized beak, where the lower mandible is long...
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Interspecific Feeding. Again!

July 12, 2020 - A few years ago I was lucky to find some Pygmy Nuthatches feeding a pair of Mountain Bluebird chicks — an example of app...
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How to Prepare a Crayfish

November 12, 2019 - Crayfish are a favorite food of Hooded Mergansers, but they're not easily consumed. A certain amount of preparation is r...
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Feeding Time for Peregrine Chicks

June 07, 2018 - A pair of Peregrine Falcons have set up their nest not far from where I live, providing an opportunity for observation a...
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Feeding a Young Woodpecker

April 10, 2018 - I ran across this old video which I think is pretty cute. It captures a Nuttall's Woodpecker nestling (nearly ready to f...
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Frenetic Feeding Behavior

August 19, 2017 - Watching a Brandt’s Cormorant feed its young can be quite surprising, even alarming for first time viewers, as the techn...
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A Fledgling Learns to Feed

April 16, 2017 - The Verdin, a common bird of the Sonoran Desert, frequently feeds on the flowers of the Ocotillo plant -- not by gleanin...
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Feasting on Fish

September 21, 2016 - Elegant Terns, like many other fish-eating birds, dive into the water from above to catch their prey. Witnessing these b...
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Western Bluebird Nestlings

May 22, 2016 - I recently discovered a family of Western Bluebirds, where the parents were actively feeding their young. The shooting c...
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Bird Food

January 24, 2016 - What do birds eat? Have a look below... Butterfly: Big fish: Little fish: Lots of fish: Dragonfly:...
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Pesimmon Picnic

December 13, 2015 - As persimmons ripen in December, here in the Bay Area, birds flock to feed on the sweet fruit. The feeding opportunity f...
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Food Drop for Young Harrier

July 18, 2015 - Northern Harrier parents have an unusual method for feeding their young: As soon as the birds are able to leave the nest...
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Mountain Bluebird parents get a helping hand

June 26, 2014 - While spending a few days in the Sierra for some bird photography, I was lucky to find a Mountain Bluebird nest with fai...
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