May 14, 2009
Okay, first of all I apologize to anyone who is not as smitten with this little family as I am, but I'm positively obsessed at this point. From what I have read the daddy's main job is to keep an eye on the nest and protect it from predators. Well not this daddy. He flies up and scoops out the waste products (which are conveniently located in a tidy little sac) and supplies food, and mostly just lovingly stares at his sleeping brood (top photo). Then Mom flies in (bottom photo), and he flies out... a seamless and well orchestrated transition... so sweet... sigh.
"To me, the garden is a doorway to other worlds; one of them,
of course, is the world of birds. The garden is their dinner table,
bursting with bugs and worms and succulent berries"... Anne Raver
Posted by FCP