The adult dark-eyed junco was busy jumping ahead of and getting food for this fledgling.
Many of the baby birds, when they fledge, can fly some, but still depend on parents to feed them.
Protection is also part of the job for the adults, as a scrub jay went after this fledgling, and both me and the adult bird chased it away, fortunately.
The baby birds can fly, but they are not strong fliers yet, which the scrub jay knows.
House finch, too, are bringing their young to the back yard feeders.
Immature finch, back yard
Some birds are into their second nest of the year.
This is the starling, where I saw the nest before in the utility pole, but the baby birds then were big and close to leaving.
Today, I heard baby chicks again in the same nest, and this adult delivering a beak full pincher bugs.
Entering the old orchard, I saw another ash-throated flycatcher - this migratory bird is also here to mate and nest
Male tree swallow is always close by when the female is in the nest box, and he keeps up a helpful chattering, alerting her to any dangers