Taking out the birdie diaper!

© Micky Cleveland

Taking out the birdie diaper!

Uploaded: June 18, 2020 | Entered: June 18, 2020 05:17:05


What you are witnessing is one of the true marvels of nature. Okay, maybe “marvel” is too strong a word, but it is really cool. The white things the bluebirds are carrying out of their nest box are “fecal sacs.” Yup, you read that right. As the name implies, fecal sacs are little packages of baby bird poop. And the birds carry them away in their mouths! (And you thought you had a bad job. I call them dippers.)

Exif: Camera: Canon Canon EOS 6D Mark II; Shutter Speed: 1/2000; Aperture: f/7.1; ISO: 6400; Orientation: 1; Date: 2020:06:14 16:29:57


Janet Criswell level-deluxe June 18, 2020

Such a great catch! #1741111

Terry Korpela level-deluxe June 18, 2020

Nicely Done Micky! #11811544

Micky Cleveland level-classic June 18, 2020

Thanks Terry and Janet! #11811557

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