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Very young Black Phoebe fledgings

I found these very young Black Phoebes in the vegetation around an irrigation ditch in the Canon City area this past week. I spotted an adult the day before and was looking for her again when found these 2 recently fledged young birds. You can see that these are recently fledged by the shortness of tails. and bright orangish gapes. I stayed in my car to take photos without disturbing the birds and fortunately no other vehicles came along until I had the pics I wanted. I was really happy as it has been a few years since I was able to get good Black Phoebe fledgling pics and even longer to get recently fledged phoebes like these. SeEtta