Cobol, Yard birds west of Bend. About 3 weeks ago, some fledged, and begging youngsters followed parents around, wings fluttering. Yesterday and today I saw the same thing. I presume the begging doesn't go on for 3 weeks? So I think another group of young Pygmy Nuthatches has fledged.
Also, Violet-green Swallows are taking food to youngsters in a box near my house. The adult perches at the entrance to offer food so I presume the young may be grown enough to fledge soon.
I have new neighbors on 2 sides. I am keeping an eye out for any roaming domestic predators who may have accompanied them to the neighborhood. If they didn't bring any, I will be back in business feeding birds in my yard, after years of being unable to do so. Fingers crossed, Judy Meredith, <jmeredit...>