Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bird feeder

A couple of weeks ago, toward the end of a Saturday stint at work, I heard the sound of a crow cawing right out in front of the building. I took a peek out one of the windows, saw there were three crows less than ten feet away on the lawn, then grabbed my camera. It didn't take me too long to realize that one of the crows was a fledgling, still looking to its parent to provide its meals:

The three birds together:

The young one squawking away, hoping for some food:

I then got very fortunate, as the young bird and its parent not only came closer to the building but were facing right towards me as the adult obliged its child:

That's the young bird on the right; note that while the inside of its mouth is pink, the adult bird's mouth is as dark as its feathers:

One final shot, taken not 10 minutes after the above sequence, of the younger bird once again demanding to be fed. Clearly, a parent's work is never done...


  1. I suppose the pink triggers the adult's insticnt to feed the young one. The photos are wonderful.