Yesterday I had another visit from my little birdie friend.  I was happy to find out that he is indeed a daddy.  He tapped on my second-floor window, flew away to grab a bug, and then flew to a little nest in a nearby branch to feed some baby birds!  The nest is well concealed under some leaves, but now that I know where it is I can see the babies.  It’s hard to tell how many there are, but when I see the parents feeding them, I see at least 3 little mouths opening up.  So cute!

I haven’t been able to photograph the birds being fed, so here is Tim’s version of baby bird mouth, when he was 6 months old and just starting solids.

Tim Baby Bird Mouth

I did manage to get a good look at the babies from below the tree, but I was unable to get perfect focus on them in the photos.  They have fuzzy grey heads, and are starting to develop yellow feathers on their chests.


It’s hard to tell from the photo, but the nest is about 3 inches across, pretty small!  The mommy is a little shy, so I haven’t caught her yet.  But today, daddy bird gave me a nice little modeling session at my window.  He stayed a good long while as I photographed him, as if he was enjoying it!  Here he is chirping at me.  You can see how small he is compared to my tissue box.


Are you looking at me?


The penguin pose:


I am so charmed by this little goldfinch family outside my window.  If I could do nothing but watch them all day, I would!