Blow Flies and Juvenile Birds

  • Blow Flies and Juvenile Birds is a video in progress which tries to show the relationships between salmon, bears, blow flies and their maggots.
  • When several species of birds leave their nests as juveniles they no doubt have a steep learning curve in discovering the best ways to aquire food. Maggots would be one good source of food for them and easy to obtain. Of interest is maggots are usually present on some salmon carcasses about the same time as many juvenile birds leave the nest. 
  • To date I have documented 11 species of birds feeding on maggots and almost all of them have been juveniles.