Patience.

1 They just won't stop talking

Bird mothers seem to have amazing patience. This momma seemed totally unfazed by the non-stop tweeting and chirping that was taking place in front of her.

Birds don’t have teeth, so I don’t know what the equivalent of gritting your teeth is for them. As I said earlier though, they seem very patient so maybe they don’t need any coping methods. I tried many coping techniques and hands down, the winner was chocolate.

 

What’s for lunch?

Here I come mom wm

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.

Flapping for attention wm

Sure enough…mom produced a tasty morsel and popped it into the little mouth.

Use this wm We're all paying attention wm_edited-2

One of the other babies jumped in and asked mom to open wide, hoping for a nibble.

Use this Any more food in there? wm

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.

Sitting on mom's tail learning how to use a bird feeder wm

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.