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

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.