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Alexandria, VA, United States
I study the breeding ecology of Carolina Chickadees in the Washington D.C. area. When I visited this nest to check it’s status, I found six recently fledged young begging in the maple and oak trees around the box and the adults feeding them feverishly. I was fortunate to capture this pair posing nicely before the adult fed it and took off to find more insects. I just love the way the fledgling is looking up as if to say ‘my turn!’.
Week 5: Chickadees and Titmice Only
Species: Carolina Chickadee
Adult Carolina Chickadee feeding recently fledged young
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