Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Baby Sparrows Now Have Feathers!

Our baby sparrows are four days old now and they now have some feathers. It's amazing how much they have grown in just four days.

When they were born on Wednesday morning, their eyes were so huge, they literally bulged from their tiny faces. They have grown so much, their eyes now appear normal in size in proportion. We caught them napping here, while Mama is out getting food.

We are now leaving some sunflower seeds under the plant for Mama Sparrow, and since they are disappearing, I am guessing she's eating them. Best of all, none of the other birds who come to our feeders seem to be aware. We are still keeping the area barricaded with a puppy pen, but even when she hops down the walk to the butterfly garden, the dogs ignore her. The other two eggs still haven't hatched yet.... I wonder if they will. Perhaps she laid them at different times?

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