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Twee Tweets Pweez | by Jamie Felton Photo
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Twee Tweets Pweez

Red-Winged Blackbird chicks opening their mouths, hoping for a tasty bug the instant they hear mom or dad coming.

 

Red-wing parents are really good at caring for their chicks and there are always enough 'treats' to go around. I have never seen the nestlings left hungry for long. Mom and Dad will even continue to feed and protect their chicks for up to 5 weeks after they leave the nest.

 

These birds nest close to well-used walkways and are not bothered by respectful humans. And respectful humans do not post bird nest locations on social media :) I've seen too many photographer fights break out at nests that were posted online and that's not good for the birds.

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Taken on March 9, 2018