Life is now completely controlled by our wild bird babies. They wake up between 7-7:30 and we put them to bed at 7-7:30 at night. In between, it is all about them. I could not do this forever, but I can work through these six birds until they are ready to be on their own. I’m currently hoping to release them together but we’ll have to see how that goes. The youngest and oldest birds are likely at least two weeks apart.
I’ve been letting them stretch their wings on the lanai and enjoying them discover life and listen to the bird sounds in the yard. The older blue jay is particularly interested in what it hears, especially the crow. The youngest mockingbird continues to be the craziest bird we have. I was watching him this afternoon and he would fall asleep, cheap, and wake himself up. He can’t stop cheeping. I’m wondering if the other five birds are going to do him in because he won’t shut up. He always wants food, but if he’s full, he spits it out when you give it to him. I can’t help but think he was kicked out of the nest for a reason. But, I am convinced he will liver a long time because he is ornery and will survive.
In the following video, the oldest blue jay is taking its first bath. And, the little crazy mockingbird makes its appearance.
There are many bird sounds in the yard that indicate there are young birds out there. The picture below shows a parent with its young in our crepe myrtle. I think its a finch but I am not entirely sure.
We saw a momma deer out back the other night. She had a bulging side which led us to believe she might be giving birth soon.