I spotted these three juvenile house sparrows sitting on some branches of a bush in my yard.  They were sunning and preening and eagerly awaiting their mothers return.

Her arrival caused quite a flurry of activity as each juvenile vied to get the next morsel of food that she brought.

After feeding time, her departure left the juveniles looking a little lost and forlorn.

Here is a short video of the mother sparrow feeding the juveniles.

“(24/7) once you sign on to be a mother, that’s the only shift they offer.” ~Jodi Picoult

9 thoughts on “Mothering

      • I once watched a Robin use her beak to slice and dice a worm on the walking path to take to her brood. She was only taking a few pieces at a time and looked at me as if to say “don’t touch!” I took pictures of her doing that instead. 🙂

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