Thursday, 30 July 2015

Bee's, Chipmunk and Yellow Bellied Sapsucker Nest - 23 June 2015

Got a series of photos of the Yellow Bellied Sapsucker family at their tree hollow. Not certain what happened to the Nuthatches that seemed to be setting up a nest in the same hollow a month before.
I observed the family interact for over an hour. I noted that just about every time one of the parents had finished feeding the nestling the nestling would push the parent bird away with a pretty good jab from its beak.
Here is a link to a 34 second video of the action. You can see the nestling jab one of the parents after being fed.
I posted the link to this video in an earlier post so some of you may have already seen it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4N4V6bQ71g

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Ever present Bee's


This Chipmunk was pretty interested in me until a second Chipmunk dove on it and they both scurried away.
Mama with a snack
Mama giving me a close look as she flew past me at a few feet distance.

Papa checking me out before giving nestling its snack
Nestling emerges, checking out the outside world and waiting for another snack.


Another yummy bug snack being served