Country Living Series

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Feed me!

Yesterday I noticed a new type of bird at the feeder with darling little tufts of facial feathers above its eyes.

For a moment I wondered if it was another species of LBJ (Little Brown Jobbie) until I noticed it engaging in classic fledgling behavior: ruffling up its feathers and opening its beak. "Feed me!"

Okay, it's a juvenile Cassin's finch at that awkward age where it's old enough to (sorta) fly but too young to forage for itself.


So  the parents did what all good parents do: they fed it.

A lot.

And so the cycle of life continues.

4 comments:

  1. We raised four boys and called them the hollow legs when they were going through their crazy always hungry teen years.

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  2. Youngsters. Demanding in every species...

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  3. Love those tufts!

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