Turning Away

Anna's Hummingbird flying away
This Anna’s hummingbird had been at a feeder when it turned and began flying off. Their speed can be as high as 61 mph or 27 meters per second.

A Family Portrait

three eyat egrets and one adult
This family of snowy egrets are in one of the W. 9th Street rookery’s eucalyptus trees. Santa Rosa, California.

Two Very Active Cattle Egret Chicks

A parent is not in the nest The nest is usually 7″ to 24″ across. I took this photo at the W. 9th St. rookery in Santa Rosa, CA.

Leaving the Nest

Red-shouldered hawk flying away from its nest.
This red-shouldered hawk is leaving the nest. If you look closely you can see a fuzzy head of an eyas above the edge of the nest. I took this picture at Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa, CA.

A New Eyas in the Red-Shouldered Hawk’s Nest

baby red shouldered hawk
There is an additional baby hawk called an eyas in this nest. It cannot be seen in this photograph. I took this photo on 5-11-2022 at the Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa, California.

Rufous Hummingbird

I took this hummingbird picture feeding in my backyard.

“Mom, Happy Mother’s Day”

2 snowy egrets with their mother.
Two snowy egrets are in their nest with their mother. This photo was taken at the W. 9th Street rookery in Santa Rosa, California.

Black Crown Heron Demanding Food

Black Crown Heron hatchling demand food.
This chick is less than a week old, and is demanding. This photo was taken, at the W. 9th St. rookery in Santa Rosa, California.

Red Shouldered Hawk

Checking its surroundings. This photo was taken at Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa, CA.

Bird Behavior: Wanting More Food

Great Egret hatchling holding its parents head in its beak demanding more food.
As the hatchlings get older, they get more aggressive. This one is demanding more food by firmly holding its parent’s head in its beak. The photo was taken at the W. 9th St. rookery, Santa Rosa, CA

Snowy Egret Hatchlings

Snowy egret and hatchlings
This snowy egret hatchling is already testing its wings. It may only be a week or two old. the other hatchling is sticking its head out to the left of the adult bird. The photo was taken at the W. 9th St. rookery, Santa Rosa, CA

Red Shouldered Hawk Waiting for its Mate

Hawk standing on the edge of the nest
This hawk was sitting in the nest with only a head showing when it climbed up. Its mate showed up shortly thereafter. This photo was taken at the Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa, California.

A Pair of Red Shouldered Hawks

A pair of red tail hawks
The mate had just flown in and was feeding the young. Photographed at Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa, California.

Don’t You Think the Manufacturer of this Safety Cone Did a Good Job in Matching the Color of My Legs?

A male Mallard duck in front of a orange safety cone.
The male mallard duck was photographed at Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa, California.

Protection

Great egret extending her wing over her hatchlings.
This is a similar photo published earlier. This one has the mother’s head turned to give her a greater connection to her hatchlings. This photo was taken at the W. 9th Street rookery, Santa Rosa, California.

Mating Ritual

two night herons performing mating rituals
Two black crown night herons perform mating rituals that include touching beaks, and extending necks, and fluffing neck feathers. This photo was taken at the W. 9th Street rookery, Santa Rosa, California.

“I Want More Food!”

baby bird grabbing beak of its parent.
One of the hatchlings has grabbed its parent’s beak and seems to be demanding more food. The other parent is ready to fly away to leave the demanding baby to her mate. Photographed at the W. 9th Street rookery, Santa Rosa, California.

Testing Those Legs

Nestling testing its legs
Mama’s not looking as her hatchling is peering over the edge of the nest. It appears these babies are about two weeks old. Photo was taken at the W. 9th Street rookery in Santa Rosa, California.

Feeding Time

Great egret feeding a nestling
The father returned to the nest and began feeding one of the nestlings. Photographed at the W. 9th Street rookery, Santa Rosa, California.

Nestlings

Great Egret and two nestlings
A great egret and her two nestlings. Taken at the W. 9th St. rookery, Santa Rosa, California.
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