Happy Mothers Day!
This is a female Red-winged Blackbird removing a fecal sac from her young.
Amazing images. And you’re right, something only a mother would do.
Where is her nest in relation to your backyard setup? I’m also amazed no cats interfere with your little feeding oasis—it’s so low to the ground. How do you keep them away? Love the intimacy of your shots.
Judith, these were taken at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. No cats in my neighborhood roaming free.
Interesting photos and thanks for sharing. Mothers do alot of things others wouldn’t do cuz they love their young ‘uns!
Reminds me of all those diapers I changed.
Saw this multiple time at the Marsh over here,
but not that close.
This is a great series Steve.
Very interesting pics. Just few days ago I took pics about this process. A female Robin doing this to her chicks. I couldn’t believe what I saw but now with your info, I see its natural with birds. Oh, I got pics about this.
Thanks for your page.
Thanks Marl! A lot of people do not know that some birds do this. I also have photos of a Robin doing this.
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