Monday, April 30, 2012

That Time Again

It's that time of the year again. The time when our resident yardbirds start turning up with their newly fledged young.

Our Northern Mockingbird pair started it off this year but unfortunately I still haven't managed to get a photo of their offspring.

Then our House Finches followed suit, although I'm not sure how many young they have. One dad keeps bringing a youngster to the feeder outside out living room window.

Yesterday a new brood of four House Sparrows appeared. 

They kept lining up on our fence and crying for mom to feed them.

When mom appeared, the chicks would start crying and flapping their wings to beg for food.

However, so far mom has always insisted on flying up into a tree and feeding her young out of sight among its branches.

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