We humans have the wonder of things like Door Dash and Uber Eats, where people bring whatever food we want right to our own front door. Well, I think baby birds have their own version, something like Wing Bring, where harrowed parents deliver portion after portion to their demanding little ones.
Ma and Pa Red-bellied have been making a steady stream of trips to the feeders, grabbing food and then quickly flying off to their nest, only to return a moment later and repeat the same process. They seriously are emptying the seed (especially the Bark Butter and peanuts) as fast as I can put it out.
The Blue Jays have also been swooping in to grab food for Junior, who hasn’t yet been seen but has definitely been heard. They’ve been keeping him at a safe distance, tucked away in a nearby treetop, but he is so LOUD.
The only little one that has been faithfully following Dad straight to the food source is the Downy Woodpecker.
I’m still waiting for some baby Bluebirds to show up – they are always one of my favorites. Who knows, maybe this will be the week?
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No babies seen here yet, BUT a few weeks ago I had bluebirds building a nest in one of our nesting boxes. But I haven’t seen them since…until today when they’re going in and out so I wonder if I just haven’t been observant and maybe they have a few little ones in there now. 🙂 🙂 🙂 At Kensington, a park I go to to photograph birds, I was followed around last year by a dad red-bellied and his youngster. Dad came to get peanuts from me, and took them back to the kid. Frankly, the kid was big enough to come get his own, but he liked the special attention from dad.
Hey – I never object when someone wants to feed me either! Hope you get little Bluebirds soon!
“Wing Bring”, I love it! 💜
“Wing Bring” would be a great name for a fried chicken delivery business! Though I bet these beautiful creatures wouldn’t support it.
You’re right on both accounts!