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A pair of house finches are shown. Photos by Kim Barker/California Wildlife Center
A western scrub jay fledgling is pictured.
Denys Hemen, Hospital Manager, California Wildlife Center
11:46 am PDT June 1, 2017

Spring and summer are busy seasons for songbirds. Mates are found, nests are made, and eggs are laid. You may be watching this magic happen in your yard before your eyes. When the moment arrives, and little chicks emerge from their eggs, the parents begin bringing food to the hungry chicks at a frenzied rate. These little guys need to grow exponentially every day. Life is tough being so small. There are many predators searching for easy prey so they must grow up fast!