PACIFIC COAST FLYCATCHER RAISES CHICKS IN A BIKE HELMET

Pacific Coast
            Flycatcher Nest in bike helmet.This year a Pacific Coast Flycatcher decided to build a nest and raise a family in the pink bike helmet shown in the photo to the right. Mom liked to watch guard on a rock below the bike shelter.

Pacifc Coast Flycatcher

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The following series of pictures shows the progress of the babes over the next 18 days. I didn't manage to get a picture every day. The sequence begins on June 18th, 2014

 Pacific Coast Flycatcher
        eggs
Day 0 - eggs.

Pacific Coast Flycatcher chicks day
        2
Day 2

Pacific Coast Flycatcher chicks day
        3
Day 3

Pacific Coast Flycatcher chicks Day
        4
Day 4

Pacific Coast Flycatcher chicks day
        5
Day 5

Pacific Coast Flycatcher chicks day
        7
Day 7

Pacific Coast Flycatcher chicks Day
        9
Day 9

Pacific Coast Flycatcher chicks day
        9
Day 11

Pacific Coast Flycatcher chicks day
        13
Day 13

Pacific Coast Flycatcher chicks Day
        14
Day 14

Pacific Coast Flycatcher chicks day
        15
Day 15

Pacific Coast Flycatcher chicks day
        16
Day 16

Pacific Coast Flycatcher chicks
        day 17
Day 17

Pacific Coast Flycatcher
        juvenile
Day 17 - Then they flew!

Empty Pacific Coast Flycatcher
        nest
Day 18 - gone!

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