Tag Archives: Vancouver

What are these young birds?

BirdID_please

It’s been a while since I’ve posted something here, so I thought I would give you a 2 for 1!

The photo featured above was taken almost two weeks ago (in late May) at Pacific Spirit Regional Park, next to Vancouver’s University of British Columbia. Although a Pacific slope Flycatcher was signing nearby, my guess is that this might be a fresh out of the nest Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Do you agree?

I took the photo below yesterday (June 11) in North Vancouver, BC. I am fairly confident that this is a juvenile White-crowned Sparrow, but I still wanted to check with others to see if they agreed:

Juvenile_Sparrow

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A real bird mystery…

The following two swallows entered the same nesting box, but don’t seem to be of the same species. Does anyone have any suggestions as to why? One of them is very clearly a Tree Swallow.