Tucker Wildlife – fledglings on the loose May 19, 2015

A visit to Tucker Wildlife and a conversation with Curt (employee at Tucker) yielded further insight to the seldom seen Lark Sparrow tending to its young.  The untrained eye might mistake this for a variety of sparrows with chest streaks such as a Savannah Sparrow.  The bird was solo for periods of time while the parent fetched for food.  A closer observation shows an undeveloped gape (corner of bill) and if onsite a constant wailing and a fairly persistent clinging to its parent that would easily rule out any other possibilities.

Here’s several images of the Lark Sparrow fledgling with its parent.

Also on at Tucker Wildlife I had found a juvenile Spotted Towhee and Curt had pointed out a Bushtit nest above the nursery which was well hidden.  I believe I had also gotten a glimpse of a California Towhee juvenile.

Here’s a few images of the parent Lark Sparrow and its fledgling

Photo taken at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon, CA on May 19, 2015
Photo taken at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon, CA on May 19, 2015

Lark Sparrow parent with fledgling.

Photo taken at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon, CA on May 19, 2015
Photo taken at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon, CA on May 19, 2015

Lark Sparrow parent with fledgling in background.

Photo taken at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon, CA on May 19, 2015
Photo taken at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon, CA on May 19, 2015

Lark Sparrow fledgling at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary.

Photo taken at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon, CA on May 19, 2015
Photo taken at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon, CA on May 19, 2015

Lark Sparrow parent with fledgling.

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  1. Great photos of the fledgling bird.

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