Purple Martin Babies Fledging Today!

Purple Martin with Dragonfly for Babies

Purple Martin with Dragonfly for Babies

Hungry Purple Martin Babies

Hungry Purple Martin Babies

Purple martin babies are fledging today! The babies are still hanging around the nesting site, and the parents are still feeding them. The parents constantly bring all kinds of bugs to those hungry mouths. You can’t miss it when the babies fly out for the first time – the martins all sing together loudly!  Some of the babies will still be in the gourds for another couple of weeks. I am going to miss them when they fly back to Brazil for half the year!

UPDATE JULY 2018:  A recent article in the journal “The Science of Nature” says that birds eat between 450-550 million tons of insects each year!

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

8 Responses to Purple Martin Babies Fledging Today!

  1. Daisy Prado says:

    AMAZING PICTURES! 🙂 Which camera do you use?


  2. Mona says:

    very beautiful……. photo……..

  3. For a telephoto lens, they are soo crisp and clean.

  4. FeyGirl says:

    What amazing, adorable shots! Just love them….

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