A Mouthful


This week’s photo, taken May 30, 2015 at the Union Bay Natural Area in Seattle, WA, features a male COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, preparing to deliver an insect to the nest.

The female COMMON YELLOWTHROAT builds the nest and incubates the eggs, but at least the male brings food to the female while she is on the nest, and he also helps feed the young. After the hatchlings fledge in 8-10 days, the adult pair of Yellowthroats may not remain “empty nesters” for long. Many Yellowthroats raise another brood in the same season.

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About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.
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2 Responses to A Mouthful

  1. Chris says:

    Were they witchety -ing?

  2. Brenda Peterson says:

    So inspiring!

    Thank you, Joe!

    L o v e d the shot1

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