This Wednesday I decided to go back to Squak Mountain between Renton & Issaquah. Along the trail I heard this little bird chirping repeatedly. Sounded like he was in a bit of a panic with his voice so high pitched. Then I saw him in the trees doing the baby fluff up and wing flapping beg dance.
Wow – This was a first for me. I have only seen crows and house sparrows in the city do this baby dance. Here I was in the wilderness surrounded by pure silence except the bird calls and the occasional tree debris falling.
Had to be quick cause this little guy was fast. I got out my small pocket camera and tried several times before success. He was just faster than I was able to get a focus set on him. Then I was super lucky as he came closer to me. There I fired off two still photos and a video.
None of these are to write home about nor brag about their photographic beauty. However, they do capture this little guy in his desire for mom to feed him again & again.