An online resource based on the award-winning nature guide – maryholland505@gmail.com

Archive for June 6, 2011

Parent Songbirds

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

As a rule, parent songbirds, even if they themselves prefer fruits and seeds, feed their young an animal diet rich in proteins – insects and other small invertebrates — and they do so fairly frequently.  The contents of a pair of chickadees’ beaks that you see here are only a few of the meals that were delivered to their young within two short hours this morning.