Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Nest
Dad Feeding a Chick
Polioptila caerulea
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2014 Photograph, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea, Gnatcatcher Family Polioptilidae) Nest, Dad Feeding a Chick, Occoquan Bay NWR, Woodbridge, Virginia, © 2020.
The parent birds often closed their eyes when feeding chicks, probably to keep from being jabbed by an eager chick's bill.
Jian Zhe Li

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