Dad’s on Duty: A Mother’s Day Post

Mother’s Day – a day where Dad’s everywhere take on the tasks that are typically handled by Mom, including feeding the little ones.

And so, it only seemed fitting that my first baby bird of the season (at least the first to pop in and pose!) should arrive today…

…and that Dad should be the one who was feeding him.

This little guy would eat and then wait (rather patiently for a baby!)…

…while Dad gathered more Bark Butter for the beak to beak transfer.

He really is a cutie!

It was a treat to have them hang out for awhile this afternoon.  I can’t think of a better Mother’s Day gift!



17 thoughts on “Dad’s on Duty: A Mother’s Day Post

  1. What a beautiful post for Mother’s Day. I had wondered if that was bark butter along that tree branch. So sweet to watch nature so close up.

      1. They are – my friend has been chronicling the baby robins at her home in Virginia, from the nest-building, eggs, then hatching – I am so amazed how they looked and everyone has enjoyed the posts about their progress. She just texted me a picture of a five-foot snake on the porch – she thinks the snake was trying to get the chicks, now 10 days old. Their nest is only as high up as her deck railing.

  2. We’ve been getting baby birds around where I live too! I’ve seen baby Great Blue Herons, Canada Geese, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, and Chestnut-backed Chickadee. I’ve also seen moms and dads carrying food for their young as well.

  3. Loved to see how the baby was fed by dad. I typically see bigger birds so I very much enjoy your backyard birds.

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