The Daily Bucket: My Grandson, the fledgling Robin.

I am so happy to walk into the back yard and have fledgling birds whirring about, clumsily.  New life! I put extra food on the ground for the dummies.  

Some birds I know. Some I don’t.  Colors are vague.  Here’s a couple I don’t know. One seems to interact with the fledged robin.

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Brother and sister robins, bickering?

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Young Song Sparrow?  STAY AWAY FROM THE TADPOLES!!

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My fledged Robin grandson, poised on the 10-year-old lotus’ container, ready for a good drink and bath.  Mom’s in the pear tree, warming up batch #3.  He still mooches a berry from her even now. (Turdus migratorius.)

The fledglings of all species have been goofing around in my pond, playing on the lily pads. My Lily Pond has become sort of a watering hole. 

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The Lily Pond, NE Mitigation Area, west of Portland Oregon. 

I am noting eye markings, to identify individual robins.  They have differing white markings around the eyes. 

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The first chorus frogs have appeared, in visibly low numbers (Pseudacris regilla).  I blame dragonfly and damselfly larvaes who prey on tadpoles effectively.
  I will isolate the larvae into their own area away from the tadpoles when possible, which is rare.  I just moved 20 larvae out of a 30 gallon pond.

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