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Cooper's hawk fledgling

Cooper's hawk fledgling

Five Cooper's hawk nests were confirmed this year, and four of them successfully fledged young. In addition to white-tailed kites and long-eared owls, these forest hawks are important to document because they a... More

Cooper's hawk nestling

Cooper's hawk nestling

Five Cooper's hawk nests were confirmed this year, and four of them successfully fledged young. In addition to white-tailed kites and long-eared owls, these forest hawks are important to document because they a... More

[Pilots Walking Towards Aircraft Hangar, Pepperell Manufacturing Company]

[Pilots Walking Towards Aircraft Hangar, Pepperell Manufacturing Compa...

Title: [Pilots Walking Towards Aircraft Hangar, Pepperell Manufacturing Company]..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: February 1943..Series: Series 6: Negatives and Color Transparencies.Negative S... More

[Refueling Aircraft with Neoprene Hose, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company]

[Refueling Aircraft with Neoprene Hose, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and C...

Title: [Refueling Aircraft with Neoprene Hose, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company]..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: February 1943..Place: San Antonio, Texas..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph C... More

[Pilot Standing on Aircraft, Randolph Field]

[Pilot Standing on Aircraft, Randolph Field]

Title: [Pilot Standing on Aircraft, Randolph Field]..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: February 1943..Place: San Antonio, Texas..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection..Description: Pilot sta... More

[Pilots Walking Towards Aircraft Hangar, Randolph Field]

[Pilots Walking Towards Aircraft Hangar, Randolph Field]

Title: [Pilots Walking Towards Aircraft Hangar, Randolph Field]..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: February 1943..Place: San Antonio, Texas..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection..Descriptio... More

2012 Eagle Fledgling

2012 Eagle Fledgling

This fledgling is still learning to grasp the idea of balancing on a branch. It's using those huge wings to propel it upwards to find a good position.

2013 Eaglet Fledgling's First Flight!

2013 Eaglet Fledgling's First Flight!

And we're off! This fledgling has left its nest and is taking its first flight through the trees. It won't be long until its all grown up and flying like a professional.

Snowy egret (Egretta thula) fledglings, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, 2015.

Snowy egret (Egretta thula) fledglings, Golden Gate National Recreatio...

There were almost one hundred snowy egret nests on Alcatraz this year! Many were visible to visitors, just off of West Road. It is probably common knowledge that this little white heron had a major population c... More

Barn swallow fledglings (Hirundo rustica), Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, 2015.

Barn swallow fledglings (Hirundo rustica), Saugus Iron Works National ...

Fledglings take a break on the dock while learning to fly.

2016 Eaglets Causing a Ruckus in the Nest

2016 Eaglets Causing a Ruckus in the Nest

In 2016, Cuyahoga Valley National Park was lucky to have three bald eaglets born in the park, a first since bald eagles returned to the valley in 2007. These two are causing a commotion in the nest as one of th... More

2016 Fledgling Takes Flight

2016 Fledgling Takes Flight

This fledgling is well on its way to adulthood as it begins to master flying far distances.

2017 Eaglet Twin Conversation

2017 Eaglet Twin Conversation

The 2017 twins are exploring the tree branches together. One is shouting in its sibling’s face. Notice how the listening eaglet has a its third eyelid down to protect itself from the sharp open beak. This eyeli... More

2017 Eaglet Twins

2017 Eaglet Twins

In 2017 two eaglets fledged from the Pinery Narrows nest. Here they explore their new independence by climbing among the tree branches.

Red billed gull  chicks.

Red billed gull chicks.

Red-billed gulls.The red-billed gull or tarāpunga (Larus novaehollandiae) has a white body with grey wings tipped with black then white. Their bills and legs are red. They are 37 centimetres long – considerably... More

Red billed gulls chicks. (From a hide)

Red billed gulls chicks. (From a hide)

The red-billed gull, once also known as the mackerel gull, is a native of New Zealand, being found throughout the country and on outlying islands including the Chatham Islands and subantarctic islands

Red billed gull and chick (40)

Red billed gull and chick (40)

Red-billed gulls..The red-billed gull or tarāpunga (Larus novaehollandiae) has a white body with grey wings tipped with black then white. Their bills and legs are red. They are 37 centimetres long – considerabl... More

Red billed gull chick .

Red billed gull chick .

The red-billed gull is the commonest gull on the New Zealand coast. Except for a colony at Lake Rotorua, it rarely is found inland. It is commonly seen in coastal towns, garbage dumps and at fish processing fac... More

Red billed gull and chick.

Red billed gull and chick.

The red-billed gull is the commonest gull on the New Zealand coast. Except for a colony at Lake Rotorua, it rarely is found inland. It is commonly seen in coastal towns, garbage dumps and at fish processing fac... More