The baby bluebirds came by for breakfast this morning. It was a bit comical to watch the male bluebird hop from one branch to another, trying to appease the hungry fledglings.
While he was busy feeding one youngster, another would be squawking impatiently.
When I downloaded these photos to my computer, I noticed something interesting in the picture below. It looks like the baby has teeth.
Here, I’ll zoom in so you can have a better look.
See what I mean? I’ve always heard, with the exception of a few ducks and geese, that birds don’t have teeth. I looked in my guidebooks and searched the internet, and the only thing I could find was that perhaps it is a set of spines that help keep some foods from going in and other foods from coming back out.
Maybe my fellow blogger Sue, who is a former biology teacher, can help me out. What say ye Sue? (You can visit her site at the link below.)
These baby birds certainly are demanding, but they are a delight to watch.