Young ‘Uns

Seeing the influx of juvenile Purple Finches discovering our bird feeder each morning, I get another sign that birds are nesting, chicks are fledging, and juveniles are chowing down.  Here are a few photos I took of momma birds doing their thing:

Canada Geese and a couple of youngsters at Berlin Pond. Others on the pond had larger groups of kids -- makes one wonder what happened to the rest of this hatch.

Canada Geese and a couple of youngsters at Berlin Pond. Others on the pond had larger groups of kids — makes one wonder what happened to the rest of this hatch.

A female Mallard at Ricker Pond with quite a group of chicks.

A female Mallard at Ricker Pond with quite a group of chicks.

 

The state has an active loon program that places nesting sites (and warning signs for paddlers/boaters) on many ponds.  Here is a floating platform at Ricker Pond being used.  (Photo taken at very long range from opposite shore.)

The state has an active loon program that places nesting sites (and warning signs for paddlers/boaters) on many ponds. Here is a floating platform at Ricker Pond being used. (Photo taken at very long range from opposite shore.)

 

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