Sunday, July 06, 2008

Bluebird Chicks at One Week

Last week, I posted this photo of Eastern Bluebird chicks at about 24 hours after hatching. Here are two photos taken at seven days after hatching.
From skin and fuzz are growing feathers - well at least the very beginning of feathers.
There are four healthy chicks. All are about the same size. Photographed at 5 pm when all were sleeping and I guess well feed. Mom and dad were nowhere in sight. No sign of an unhatched fifth egg.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Fawn Twins Arrive

These white-tailed deer fawns appeared June 15 in the Colvin Run Habitat. A full three weeks later that the first fawn seen this spring, these two stayed close to mom and dad.
Like the fawn twins from last year, there is a noticeable size difference between these two.
In the third photo, one of the fawns is seeking to nurse. However, this deer is a male - as seen from the growing antlers. I assume this male is the father and not a brother born last year.