Right now across much of North America many can probably hear the sound of nestlings and juvenile birds begging for food from their parents. I love watching the parents feed their babies, especially once the little ones start coming to the feeders with mom and dad. But it's also rewarding to watch them start to "spread their wings" so to speak, and to start getting food for themselves. The woodpeckers have been keeping our suet feeders very busy this spring, and now the little ones are finally latching on to the little metal cages and feeding themselves.
PHOEBE NEST UPDATE: The second brood of Eastern Phoebes fledged Saturday morning. We didn't catch it on film this time, unfortunately, but I hope they all made it out safe and sound.