Feeding the Young
Friends, this mama/papa pied billed grebe is busy feeding five chicks. in these images she has caught a crayfish, crushed the head region and presents it to her largest chick. The smaller chick looks on in amazement while big brother maneuvers the beast to get it head first in the swallowing act. The adult birds feed the babies feathers to line their gut so these hard to digest prey don’t puncture the little ones intestines. Smart huh? til Tomorrow MJ
Posted on July 14, 2014, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged birds, crayfish, Crex Meadows, feathers, grebe, mjspringett, nature, photography, pied billed grebe, postaday. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Looking at your photos has helped me to see something I have never seen before. Fascinating.
colline i love the natural history around us, i try to show that at every opportunity, glad you appreciate