Is there anything cuter than precocious fuzzy baby birds? I don’t think so. A recent visit to a nesting colony on Long Island’s south shore led to levels of adorable so high that diabetics are hereby warned to stay away from this post for fear that your blood-sugar levels might skyrocket through osmosis. These baby birds are sweet! And cute! And oh my goodness look how fuzzy! Squee!!!
Sorry about all of that but, come on, how flipping adorable are these birds? There is a bigger version of each image if you click them.
baby Black Skimmer Rynchops niger
baby Common Tern Sterna hirundo
baby American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
Cool. Serious cankles on that oystercatcher.
Awesome, Corey. But that skimmer sure plays with the term “cute”. Then again, watching one move around. Cute would be an understatement!
A Pied Oystercatcher chick here goes from 29 grams to 290 grams in 28 days-not bad!!! They don’t need to keep warm really-just grow, grow, grow! They fly earlier than the ones down south as well-at only 35 days. They are VERY cute-even with their chunky legs! We love the fact that they can swim out on the reef to feed as if they are ducks at only 3 days old. 🙂
Personally, I think that skimmer is the cutest. But I am partial to funny-looking birds.