Sunday, May 15, 2005

Baby Towhees

Six weeks ago we had a pair of California Towhees raise a brood in a nest built in a safety helmet hanging on our patio. Now there's another brood full of babies in the same nest! We don't know if it's the same pair of adults or not, as there's no way without tags to tell the adults apart. One thing did notice: there were three adults harassing me as I took this photo, not the two I expected. One possibility is that the third adult was actually a juvenile from the first brood; another is that it really was an adult, helping for some reason I don't understand.

We expect these little guys to fledge within a week...

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