Readers’ wildlife photos

July 11, 2021 • 8:00 am

It’s Sunday, and so today’s photos come from John Avise: a themed batch of birds. His notes and IDs are indented, and you can enlarge his photos by clicking on them.

Avian Youngsters

This week’s post shows the young of several avian species, ranging from newly hatched babies to youngsters in their awkward “teenager” stages.  Photos were taken in Southern California, where all of these species are common breeders.

American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) chick:

American Avocet teenager:

American Coot (Fulica americana) parent with chick:

American Coot chick:

American Coot teenager:

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) chicks:

Black-necked Stilt teenager:

California Quail (Callipepla californica) chicks:

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) parent with goslings:

Canada Goose gosling:

Canada Geese parents with older goslings:

Canada Goose teenager:

Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) hen with goslings:

Egyptian Goose teenager:

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) parent with chick:

Pied-billed Grebe teenager:

Gadwall (Anas strepera) hen with chicks:

Gadwall teenager:

Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) duckling:

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) chicks:

Mallard hen keeping her teenagers in line:

2 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. Thanks for sharing. Some of those teens do look quite awkward, esp. that Canada Goose with its seemingly disproportionately massive legs.

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