With all the crazy stuff going on in the world these days, I thought it would  be nice to put a smile on some faces with some photos of some baby birds. Above are Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus) nestlings just hatching out.

These little birds can be steadfast and obstinate, as is this female seen here incubating eggs. Most birds will fly from the nest when checking in on them, not these tough little ladies!

They constantly move from tree to tree and branch to branch, rarely taking time to relax. They prefer to stay close to arboreal cover, flying between trees in shallow undulating motion.

They have what I consider a very cheerful song…

Here is another shot of the nestlings at about five days old.

Spring is upon us. Enjoy it!

Written by Larry
Larry Jordan was introduced to birding after moving to northern California where he was overwhelmed by the local wildlife, forcing him to buy his first field guide just to be able to identify all the species visiting his yard. Building birdhouses and putting up feeders brought the avian fauna even closer and he was hooked. Larry wanted to share his passion for birds and conservation and hatched The Birder's Report in September of 2007. His recent focus is on bringing the Western Burrowing Owl back to life in California where he also monitors several bluebird trails. He is a BirdLife Species Champion and contributes to several other conservation efforts, being the webmaster for Wintu Audubon Society and the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Urban Bird Foundation. He is now co-founder of a movement to create a new revenue stream for our National Wildlife Refuges with a Wildlife Conservation Pass.