from the Photo Gallery
(Click the photos for more and larger pictures).
is the time of the year when new chicks make their debut.
contributing photographers to the
Utah Birds Photo Gallery
have captured photos of these cute and bewildered little creatures
soon after their arrival into their new world. There are
featherless chicks like the the weak-necked pink-skinned Prairie
Falcon hatchlings in the photo to the right taken by
have young birds striking out on their own, like the California
Quail in the photo on the left taken by
And photos of birds, literally trying to figure out which way is up,
like the Burrowing Owl on the right captured by
young Western Grebe on the left might be pleased to find himself on a
free cruise with a free buffet, while this little Northern Pygmy-Owl
on the right, photographed by Andrea Faust, may be saying, "This isn't at all what I expected."
American Coot on the left pictured by Jack Binch found himself in a
clown outfit while the Pied-billed Grebe
chicks were decked out with war paint, though they're destined to by
quit peaceful as adult .
the Barn Swallows on the left, photographeed by Loraleigh
Anderson, destined to be singers or bud swallowers? Or the
noble-looking eaglets on the right destined to be fierce hunters?
We have photos of at least 36 different species of
recently hatched young birds. Here are links to the some we
presently have in our Photo Gallery, in case you'd like to peruse
these sometimes comical, sometimes strange but always as cute as can
be, photos of young birds:
Western Grebe (2),
Virginia Rail (2),
Great Horned Owl
Pygmy-Owl, Burrowing Owl,
ŠAll photos require permission from
the photographer for use.