Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My Backyard

the boys and i spotted a nest with tiny, hungry baby birds

peeking at the world!

the mama

getting brave! learning to fly!

Our little bird friends have moved out of the nest. We so enjoyed watching them grow up!


  1. wow, what great photos and how great for the boys!! did you identify the mama?? Fantastic!

  2. Okay, based on my brief perusal of my Birds: A Guide to the Most Familiar American Birds book, this seems to be a mama sparrow but I am not sure of the particular type of sparrow as her orange beak and dark feathers do not exactly match any photo I have here. Her body shape and size match a sparrow though.

    What is that hymn about the sparrow? "His eye is on the sparrow so I know He watches me"...or something like that one. Beautiful.