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Baby Kingbirds and Falcons

On a tip from Tom Starcic I headed over to Point Fermin Park located in San Pedro, CA where two baby Peregrine Falcons had recently fledged. When I got there I immediately spotted the adults flying around the bluffs and it didn’t take long to hear and spot the fledgling Falcons calling to their parents. Both of them were taking little leaps off the cliffs and landing a few yards away. Not quite ready for full flight but not long before they will be soaring alongside their parents. Nearby there were also two baby Cassin’s Kingbirds that had recently fledged as well and I got photos of the adults taking turns feeding them.

Cassin's Kingbird
Cassin’s Kingbird

Cassin's Kingbird
Cassin’s Kingbird

Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon (adult)

Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon (adult)

Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon (chick)

Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon (chick)

Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon (chick)

 

Posted by on June 7, 2009 in Photography Adventures

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Placerita Canyon

Sorry for the lack of updates over the past week. I have been pretty busy with work. The in-laws were over last weekend so I didn’t get to go anywhere far. Although I managed to escape early Saturday morning to look for the Spotted Owl family up in Placerita Canyon. Unfortunately I struck out on both adults and the chick. It wasn’t entirely disappointing as I did happen to find a Black-chinned Hummingbird nest with the mother feeding her newborn’s:

Black-chinned Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird

And a couple weeks ago a Northern Mockingbird fledged in our backyard. It’s been waking us up every morning with it’s annoying squawking but I finally captured it in a moment of silence as his mother was feeding him:

Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird

Sorry to say, there won’t be much in the way of updates this weekend either. We’ll be in Las Vegas for a mini-vacation. I may be going to Arizona the following weekend though so stay tuned.

 

Posted by on June 11, 2008 in Photography Adventures

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