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This set, from 7/20/17, follows that of the previous day (Part 6), but it almost looked like they aged a week overnight!

I apologize for not making this entire experience a little more streamlined, but I'm trying to pick the best or most unique to share from several hundred I took . The full set of all pictures is currently in the "Recent Pics" section of my SmugMug site. (There's a lot more there!)






1. Morning feeding; one of several rounds






2. Another round for the wide-mouth...






3. Alternate recipient






4. Eight days ago, the chicks were tiny fuzzheads.






5. Now they're testing their wings!






6. Though they'll soon fly, the parents will feed them for several more weeks (think about what it takes to catch those dragonflies in the air).






7. Things are getting a little tight in the nest.






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10. Early on, prey could be split among the chicks. Not anymore.






11. This one on the edge of the nest had me on the edge of my seat wondering if that was going to be fledge day. It wasn't; at least not that I saw.






12. Lots of practice flaps






13. It might have been my imagination but sometimes it looked like the adults were doing their best to entice the chicks to fly...

Edited on Sep 26, 2017 at 11:27 PM · View previous versions



Sep 26, 2017 at 10:57 PM
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Another well done and very enjoyable set Kim ~ Ron


Sep 26, 2017 at 11:27 PM
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I love those food exchanges Kim. All very well done

Morris



Sep 26, 2017 at 11:58 PM
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Your seven part story of the bird, the nest, and the chicks has been a great pleasure to follow. Very impressive images! I look forward to seeing them fledge and then an empty nest.

Dave



Sep 27, 2017 at 03:56 AM
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Nice captures, Kim! What a treat this experience was for you, and now for us!
Keith W.



Sep 27, 2017 at 06:42 AM
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surfnron wrote:
Another well done and very enjoyable set Kim ~ Ron


Thank you Ron. You find one nest; you're set for weeks!

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morris wrote:
I love those food exchanges Kim. All very well done

Morris


Thanks Morris. Those pictures are one of the reasons I love digital photography (no offense to film, of course).

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dclark wrote:
Your seven part story of the bird, the nest, and the chicks has been a great pleasure to follow. Very impressive images! I look forward to seeing them fledge and then an empty nest.

Dave


Thanks so much Dave. It was such a great opportunity to be able to document this experience from beginning to end!

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kwilliam8 wrote:
Nice captures, Kim! What a treat this experience was for you, and now for us!
Keith W.


Thank you Keith. You are absolutely correct. The season was not very productive before (or after, so far) so I'm especially grateful for this find!




Sep 27, 2017 at 09:30 AM
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beautifully done, Kim. loved the drama and the story. thanks for sharing


Sep 27, 2017 at 09:36 AM
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Nice behavior set Kim, well done


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Another awesome and enjoyable set Kim!
Very well done!
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day,
BB



Sep 27, 2017 at 12:22 PM
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Great series of wonderful feeding shots!
Carl



Sep 27, 2017 at 10:03 PM
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nice job on the kingbirds Kim


Sep 27, 2017 at 10:12 PM
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Yes, very enjoyable series, Kim!


Sep 27, 2017 at 10:21 PM
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Another outstanding shots Kim


Sep 28, 2017 at 03:17 AM
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Very nice set.


Sep 28, 2017 at 04:39 AM
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kdacharya wrote:
beautifully done, Kim. loved the drama and the story. thanks for sharing


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Herb Houghton wrote:
Nice behavior set Kim, well done


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BeeBalm wrote:
Another awesome and enjoyable set Kim!
Very well done!
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day,
BB


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thbluefin wrote:
Great series of wonderful feeding shots!
Carl


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kmunroe wrote:
nice job on the kingbirds Kim


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polaris-14 wrote:
Yes, very enjoyable series, Kim!


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Thao_Nguyen wrote:
Another outstanding shots Kim


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terriwh wrote:
Very nice set.


Thanks all. It was thrilling to watch and be able to photograph the chicks' transformation!




Sep 28, 2017 at 09:23 AM







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