Sunday, June 15, 2008

This Baby Birdie is Hungry!

Mom shot a few pictures of these Sparrows, who were also eating from our backyard bird feeder. That sure is a big mouth you have, little Sparrow!

The mommy Sparrow kept flying to the feeder and then bringing the baby more food. The mommy and the baby are just about the same size! I wonder how long the mommy will keep feeding the baby? (If anyone knows how long, please let me know.)

These photos are not so clear, because mom took them through our kitchen window, but what a cute sight these birdies are!


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24 comments:

Kathryn and Ari said...

Hi, JB-
It's funny: my human mom just reported a similar feeding practice between a mother robin and her fledged kid, who was also almost as big as bird mom. We just checked one of our favorite websites, http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html, and they say there that sparrows only feed until the babies fledge. But both your little guy and my mom's robin have definitely fledged, or else they wouldn't be out and about posing for pictures. It's all very strange. A few years ago, -Time- Magazine reported that this newest generation of human kids don't really reach independent adulthood until around 25 years. Maybe these Generation Next birds are also depending upon mom and dad longer than ususal? I wonder if they'll graduate from bird college and move into the basement nest.

Ana said...

These 2 birdies are so sweet together! Great you could have captured this moment!

Babs (Beetle) said...

This is very sweet! Must be a great camera your mum has.

Purrs, Sukie X

Hana said...

Wow, I can't believe that's a baby sparrow. Are you sure? He seems awfully large to be fed by his Mom. I guess he's just a big baby! My mom loves sparrows over the other birdies. When my mom was growing up, there was this one sparrow... every afternoon he'd park himself next to my grandparents' VW bug, right by the shiny hubcap, and try to jump into it!

My parents haven't been to Maui in ages. But, it really is their favorite Hawaiian Island. I think a lot of people in CA go to Hawaii because it's so "close", yet not too far.

As for concerts, my Mom seems to be into them this year. It's actually been years since she saw one... the last time was one summer when she saw Toby Keith and then Alan Jackson.

Lux said...

How very cute!!! That baby *is as big as his mommy!

Mary said...

Those are good pictures of the babies being fed! I think our sparrows must have had a bumper crop. Now they all swarm my suet feeder trying to get all the suet. Drives the Downys nuts.

Kodak the Eskie said...

That's so cute to see the mommy feeding her baby. My mommy loves to bird watch too!

Hugs, Kodak

Butchy & Snickers said...

Great birdie pictures. Mama luvs to see those. Thanks for visiting our blog JB. We'll add a link to yours on our pals list ok?? Have a great week.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

4xBs said...

hi JB, we love those birdies. our mom wishes we had birdies outside our window, and so do we, but since we are bird dogs, we chase them all away and then they don't come back. poor us. we love birdies.

woofs.

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow JB ya sure have alot of wildlife in yer yard and around yer neighborhood....I read on ta several other posts 'n see ya were upset about baby moles yer Mom threw away.....cry not JB, fer had we been around those baby moles, they would not have been breathin'...My Mom is a mole exterminator extraordnaire...'n ya... bein' a cat, should want ta get 'em too...'n hug 'em til they don't squeak anymore....I think ya need ta come around here fer awhile so we can have a nice long talk with ya. We never saw a roadrunner before...he's an interestin' lookin' bird..when we're at our cottage we see wild turkeys. 'n hummingbirds...'n we hear an owl (he scares my Mom) 'n noisy woodpeckers...we'll have ta try 'n get some pictures of them next visit.....oh yeah...my Mom kills snakes too...shakes 'em til they break in pieces but then they're little ones....Gee I hope ya don't think we're killers here....Hope ya had a great weekend...

Dewey Dewster here....

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh, that's a really close up photo of the bird feeding it's baby

~ Girl girl

Copito said...

Oh birdie love!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I think your windows must be cleaner than mine because mine come out worse.
Did you get a new camera?
These are very nice photos and very cute indeed! I luv 'em to pieces!

Tybalt said...

What great pictures!

goldenshade said...

Very cute! I don't eat birds. Too much work and they are too cute!

Purrs, Shade

goldenshade said...

Very cute! I don't eat birds. Too much work and they are too cute!

Purrs, Shade

Lorianna said...

Your pictures are great! So clear!
He is a big baby. Maybe he's her only one and they have an extra strong attachment. We have a lot of Mourning Doves and I just love them. Cardinals too. :) Do you make a cute little noise when you bird watch JB?
Hugs,
Lorianna

Lacy said...

w00f's JB, our birdies r all fussin at each other now, not shure iffin the babies izz trying to learn to fly now, or iffin they chasin off other birdies..

b safe,
~rocky~

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Awwww, what adorable pictures! She's a very sweet and nice birdie mommy. *smile*

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Andrée said...

WONDERFUL!!!! These are fantastic shots. I've never seen sparrows doing this. Yes, that is one BIG baby!!

angelgrotton said...

Your mom catches such great moments ))) Brilliant!

Noah the Airedale said...

Awww they are gorgeous together.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

meemsnyc said...

Wow, what an amazing sight. Cute momma and baby sparrow!!

Anna said...

JB ohhhh this is so cute. I have few photos to of feeding, and everytime I look at them my heart breaks, mother nature is so wonderful. Anna :)