(Side note here. Right now at my house there us a mouse running loose that my Icarus brought in and turned loose for me to catch. See, she loves me and knows I am incapable of catching my own mouse so she is trying to make it easier for me. I am hoping that by being gone for almost 2 weeks, she will be mad enough at me that she will will not care if I starve. We will see how that goes!)
It is amazing to think that probably 30 days ago this little bird was just popping out of an egg maybe an inch in diameter or less. And now he has all is feathers and a very big beak for the mother to cram food into. She just came and did it again. I am sorry, but if that was my baby I would not feed it! It actually tries to fight her off when she comes. I do not see the other bird, so either it flew away or the cat carried it off for breakfast. Oh, never mind! They are right there side by side so mother is feeding them at the same time.
It is amazing how nature works, isn't it? Birds do not appear to be very smart, but this bird has managed to hatch out at least 2 babies and kept them out of the cat's mouth long enough that soon they will fly away and start their own nest somewhere. If they do not fly away today it is going to surprise me.
Oh, oh! Sam is home. I better go clean up my mess before he sees it!