Hockessin, Delaware

One of the coolest seasons for bird watching is Summer. You know that the adult birds eating at your feeders probably have a nest nearby. It could be in a tree, bush, or a bird house you set up this spring. As soon as the eggs hatch the parents will be frantically trying to feed themselves but also they rapidly growing young. A baby bird in a nest knows not where food comes from or how it's gathered. They only know mom and dad feed them when ever they cheep. Once a fledgling leaves the nest it is shepherded to sources of  food be it natural or what is pilfered from your feeders. By providing soft foods like suet, Bark Butter and mealworms you can help them along. 

Juvenile Cardinals have a brownish coloring to their plumage. 

Nesting Wrens in need of a comb.