September 3- On Roma Lenehan's End of Summer Birding Walk, Arlene Koziol observed with her camera this sequence of an Eastern-wood Phoebe feeding a fledgling. here is Arlene's story that goes with these photos:
"According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Birds Online, only 10% of the Eastern Wood Pewee’s are made up spiders and other invertebrates. So it was fortunate that we saw the young Pewee eat the Daddy-long-legs. The parent had great difficult feeding it to the fledgling. The parent had to try several times to shove it in the fledgling’s throat. It was necessary for the parent to break the Daddy-long-legs in two. The main diet of Pewees are flying insects. The birds capture the insects in mid-air."
Gisela Kutzbach and contributors