Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mouths to feed....

Another handful of pictures from my stop at Aprils house the other days. Her 19 year old daughter is a bird rehabilitator, and she and April are founding members of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah. She has been doing this for many years, so I am never surprised what I will find when I stop by their home. A duck in the sun room, an imprinted, now pet, house sparrow flying a round the living room, a box full of chirping motherless baby birds. There is always something interesting.

Spring is baby bird season, and one thing about baby birds is that they eat all the time... like every 30 minutes to an hour all day long. So it is not uncommon to find a box of baby birds on the dining room table and container full of mealworms in the kitchen. This time it was baby starlings, mouths agape waiting for momma to provide their next snack. I was pretty amazed at how wide their mouths open. Certainly a big yellow sign screaming "feed me, feed me"!!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What do you feed starlings? And how, how often?