I promise you, I didn’t use photoshop to put this bird’s head on it’s body backwards.
I’m not sure if I’d like having the ability to turn my head around this far! I’m sure that for a bird it’s a great plus for keeping an eye out for predators, but I generally don’t have that problem.
Somehow I managed to focus and noticed the arrival of a goldfinch…as it turned out the bird on the branch was…the mother and the incoming bird was one of it’s “babies”.
Soon two more “babies” arrived and one exhibited wing flapping behavior…usually this is a little one begging mom for food.
Sure enough…mom produced a tasty morsel and popped it into the little mouth.
One of the other babies jumped in and asked mom to open wide, hoping for a nibble.
There’s always someone who isn’t willing to patiently wait, to say the least. I think sitting on mom’s tail feathers is a really pushy move.
So there you have it…a mom teaching her babies where food can be found, while at the same time, continuing to feed them until they can do it for themselves.
I would love to have a little bird like this come and sit in my hand. It probably doesn’t weigh a thing…or else it weighs A LOT!
‘I want that perch! Get off that perch!’
‘Ow! Ow! Ow! You’re stepping on my toe!’
‘Do NOT come over here, just Do NOT do it!’
‘Get out of my face! I was here FIRST! I am so mad at you right now.’
I’m exhausted just watching them.
One of my favorite sounds, birds singing their way through the day.
This little sweetheart is a goldfinch.