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Saturday, July 22, 2017

How long it takes for a baby bird to find food on his own

Wild Birds Unlimited Macomb captured that transitional moment when a baby bird realizes that food doesn't have to come from a parent's mouth. Some birds take a little longer than others, but this juvenile on the video figures he's old enough to feed himself.

It is fascinating to watch parent birds bring the kids to the feeders and help them to figure out what they were supposed to do with the food in front of them.

The fledglings follow their parents and either wait quietly or call incessantly and flutter their wings until fed. After one to three weeks, the parents will stop feeding their fledglings in hopes that they catch on to feeding themselves and may even peck at them if they persist in begging for food. Watch the video of one advanced juvenile going straight to the source: https://youtu.be/aWQCjkbsfSA

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