Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sparrows in the Back 40

A male house sparrow (darker, with the black bib) pulled off bits of weed, and feed it to the squalling youngster, who made so much noise I had to look outside to see what was going on. This must be the last of the breeding season, perhaps a second brood, as migratory birds are now making their way back south.


ScottieinaCanoe said...

Hungry baby birds are noisy aren't they? Makes for a good alarm clock though.

amarilla said...

That's some cute wing and tail. I think this is the first year all the avian parenting that takes place in summer has become apparent to me, it snuck out from behind the massive blind spot I guess.

Matthew said...

The last line in Henry David Thoreau’s journal is “All this is perfectly distinct to an observant eye, and yet could easily pass unnoticed by most.”