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Blue Gray Gnatcatcher (Fledglings)

Polioptila caerulea

Description:

I saw this chick being fed by a similar colored mama bird. Pic 2 shows how hungry it was!

Habitat:

Lake Beuna vista


1 species ID suggestions

16 Comments

Hema
Hema 4 years ago

added a closeup of sibling one . This sibling was darker than the other.

Hema
Hema 4 years ago

Thanks to all who Favorited it. I feel very fortunate that nature allowed me to witness one of it's most tender and loving moments!

Hema
Hema 4 years ago

Thnx Rosa! I updated as fledglings.

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 4 years ago

Hey Hema, they are probably fledglings. Very exciting! :)

Hema
Hema 4 years ago

I found this super set on the internet!!
http://www.photoblog.com/janetlippincott...

Hema
Hema 4 years ago

Jellis, i do feel the same that they were too little to be out of the nest. But the mom was around most of the time. She was flying around frantically searching for food. So many questions remain. Do they hop back into the nest after eating? Can they fly? It does increase the risk of predation. Let's hope for the best!!

Hema
Hema 4 years ago

Yes Robby ,it was a cutie!

Hema
Hema 4 years ago

thnx Carla!

CarlaPovich
CarlaPovich 4 years ago

Sweet!

Hema
Hema 4 years ago

Rosa,updated :)

Hema
Hema 4 years ago

Mother was closely supervising and there were two of them.

Jellis
Jellis 4 years ago

Looks too young to be out of the nest yet

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 4 years ago

That's a good question. The closest looking Vireo that is here in Florida is the Blue-headed Vireo, but the colors on the wing and back and the white goggles don't add up. Check this link out for comparing the two: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/blue-.... I'm pretty certain it is not a vireo. :)

Hema
Hema 4 years ago

I think so too Rosa. Not a vireo?

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 4 years ago

Wow! How adorable! I think it is a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher. Nice finding Hema!

Oak Hill, Florida, USA

Lat: 29.08, Long: -80.51

Spotted on May 18, 2014
Submitted on Jun 4, 2014

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