“We’re hungry, mother!”
Well, we’re pretty sure that’s what they were saying.
According to our bird book, these would be the babies of our resident House Sparrow, Snoopy. We call her Snoopy because she spends a lot of time sitting on the roof of her house. Her house, by the way, was supposed to be a Blue Bird house, but Snoopy made the first offer and we accepted.
The bird book says that these guys have a noisy screech (we can confirm) and that they build nests out of piles of twigs and grass and stuff. We can also confirm that. The birdhouse is stuffed to the gills with grass and sticks and stuff Snoopy found lying at the side of the bird-curb. Who needs to go to Nest Depot?
The book also says that they eat insects. Also confirmed. One of the photos in the gallery shows Snoopy with a fly on her head. The next photo I took (they should be together in the gallery) shows Snoopy’s beak where the fly used to be.
“Yo, my babies, I have some fly for you…”
While I was sitting out with Maddie, I managed to get some pictures of the babies when Snoopy was out fetching more bugs (she covers an amazing amount of territory). I don’t want to say that these are faces only a mother could love, but I think if I was looking into that gullet, it wouldn’t be hard for me to regurgitate. Of course, eating a fly…just sayin.