Recently Hatched Birds

  
Photos
from the Photo Gallery
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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?
If you'd like to peruse some comical, sometimes strange but always very cute photos of young birds. click on the links below to see what we presently have in our Photo Gallery.  [97 species]

Recent additions: Wood Duck, Arctic Tern, Downy Woodpecker, Sagebrush Sparrow, Yellow-breasted Chat,
                                     Japanese White-eye, Black-billed Magpie, House Sparrow, Juniper Titmouse

  

WATERFOWL & GAME BIRDS
  Canada Goose Wood Duck Mallard Ruddy Duck
  California Quail (2) Gambel's Quail Chukar Gray Partridge
  Dusky Grouse Common Loon Pied-billed Grebe Red-necked Grebe
  Western Grebe (2) Clark's Grebe American White Pelican White-faced Ibis
 
VULTURES, HAWKS & EAGLES
  Turkey Vulture Osprey Golden Eagle (2) Red-tailed Hawk
  Prairie Falcon      
 

MARSH HENS, CRANES & SHOREBIRDS

  Virginia Rail (2) Sora (2) American Coot (2) Sandhill Crane (2)
  Piping Plover American Oystercatcher Killdeer Black-necked Stilt
  American Avocet Spotted Sandpiper Long-billed Curlew Black Skimmer
  Arctic Tern      
       

DOVES, PIGEONS & OWLS

  Band-tailed Pigeon Mourning Dove Barn Owl Western Screech-Owl
  Great Horned Owl (2) Northern Pygmy-Owl Burrowing Owl (2) Spotted Owl
  Long-eared Owl Short-eared Owl Northern Saw-whet Owl  
       

GOATSUCKERS, HUMMINGBIRDS, WOODPECKERS

  Common Nighthawk (2) Common Poorwill Broad-tailed Hummingbird  Downy Woodpecker
       

FLYCATCHERS, VIREOS, CORVIDS  (Crows, etc.)

  Western Kingbird (2) Eastern Kingbird Loggerhead Shrike Gray Vireo
  Gray Jay Steller's Jay Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay Clark's Nutcracker
  Black-billed Magpie (2) American Crow (2)    
       

SWALLOWS, CHICKADEES, WRENS, THRUSHES, THRUSHES, etc.

  Cliff Swallows Barn Swallows (2) Violet-green Swallows Juniper Titmouse
  Black-capped Chickadee White-breasted Nuthatch Rock Wren Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  Mountain Bluebird (2) American Robin (2, 3) Northern Mockingbird Sage Thrasher
  European Starling      
       

WARBLERS, SPARROWS, TANAGERS & GROSBEAKS

  MacGillivraysWarbler Yellow-rumped Warbler Green-tailed Towhee Spotted Towhee
  Chipping Sparrow Lark Sparrow Sagebrush Sparrow House Sparrow
  Western Tanager Black-headed Grosbeak Lazuli Bunting Japanese White-eye
  Yellow-breasted Chat,      
       

BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES, FINCHES, etc.

  Bobolink Red-winged Blackbird Yellow-headed Blackbird Great-tailed Grackle
  Brown-headed Cowbird Bullock's Oriole Baltimore Oriole Cassin's Finch
  House Finch Red Crossbill Common Redpoll Lesser Goldfinch
  American Goldfinch Evening Grosbeak House Sparrow  
 

 

  
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