Bird Chick Photos

from the Photo Gallery
(Click the photos for more and larger pictures).

Spring is the time of the year when new chicks make their debut.  Many 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 Kent Keller .........
...and have young birds striking out on their own, like the California Quail  in the photo on the left taken by Erick Huish. And photos of birds, literally trying to figure out which way is up, like the Burrowing Owl on the right captured by Mia McPherson.
The 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."
The 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 .
Are 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:
Canada GooseMallard, California Quail (2), Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe (2), Clark's Grebe, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Golden Eagle (2), Prairie Falcon, Virginia Rail (2), Sora (2) American Coot (2) Sandhill Crane (2), Killdeer, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Long-billed Curlew, Mourning Dove Barn OwlWestern Screech-Owl, Great Horned Owl (2), Northern Pygmy-Owl, Burrowing Owl, Short-eared Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Common Nighthawk, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Western Scrub-Jay, Cliff Swallows, Barn Swallows (2), Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European StarlingSpotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak

ŠAll photos require permission from the photographer for use.


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