Waiting To Be Fed

DSC_0430 (2)

I am always amazed at how long parents keep feeding their young long after they seem to be grown. I have seen both House Finches and Cardinals feeding their immature babies that look grown.

Juvenile House Finch

Still begs parent to feed him

Plenty within reach

***

Just like some of ours who sit…

waiting // the check’s in the mail

DSC_0434 (2)

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Posting this on Open Link night at d’Verse.

Join us at: https://dversepoets.com

The Last of the Berries

EER_0799 (2)

My pyracantha bushes were loaded with berries this summer. As winter came on, and food got scarce, the birds gradually began eating them. Today I was delighted to see three bluebirds on the bushes feeding on the last of the berries. I am thinking that they might be migrating north already.  We are expecting warm weather this week in the high 60 F and maybe even 70 F. Spring is on the way!

Bluebirds stop and eat

Last of the summer berries

Food for the journey

 

EER_0882 (2)

EER_0880 (2)

EER_0869 (2)

Photos: Dwight L. Roth

I am linking this to the Monday Haibun for Frank Tassone’s prompt spring.

Join us at: https://dversepoets.com

https://www.bing.com/search?q=do+bluebirds+migrate&form=EDGSPH&mkt=en-us&httpsmsn=1&msnews=1&plvar=0&refig=ebece0541fe1475587a805c38217930d&sp=-1&pq=do+bluebirds+migrate&sc=8-20&qs=n&sk=&cvid=ebece0541fe1475587a805c38217930d