2008/06/06

Family Vermilion Day


I finally got some time to post. Last Sunday a friend asked for our help. She needed to take some pictures, so we took her to the lagoon.

While she was busy taking her pictures I saw an adult male Vermilion Flycatcher, flying low to get a moth and going back to its post to start all over again.

After a while a juvenile appeared, and since then they wouldn't separate.

Adult male was feeding the juvenile, who kept calling for dad. I tried to take a picture of the feeding, but had no luck... at least I got one of both together!


13 comments:

John said...

Great photo of the adult and juvenile together.

Meggie said...

Sweet photo of parent and baby bird, Mel. Have a great weekend!

Born Again Bird Watcher said...

Vermillions are truly stunning birds whenever they're seen.

Sekhar said...

Nice pictures :)

mon@rch said...

This has to be amazing seeing the Vermillions!

Chrisss said...

A great photo of this stunning bird.

Mary C said...

Great capture, Mel, of parent and child. The young Vermillion Flycatchers look so different, don't they?

Gallicissa said...

Nice shots Mel,
It looks like it is hanging around a garbage bin to find easy insect prey due to demands of feeding a hungry chick. I have often met Flycatchers closer to 'garbage patches'.

Owlman said...

Very cute shots - amazingly colorful flycatchers!

Well done.

S.C.E. said...

what a beautiful bird to have hanging around the house!

Ecobirder said...

Nice pics with adult and juvenile.

Mary said...

Wow. Even though you can't see the feeding, it quite obvious what that little baby wants! So sweet!

Thanks, Mel.

Mel said...

Hello guys!!
Watching these birds together was awesome, not because of their beauty but because of their actions.
Maybe I should have posted this for father's day instead!!