Birds are incredibly busy at this time of year, and no bird seems busier or more harassed than some of the House Finch fathers that we see around our bird feeder.
Imagine having several large teenagers following you around from dawn to dusk, complaining loudly and constantly about how hungry they are – and insisting that you spoon-feed them.
That just about sums up the life of these overworked parents in May. I expect that when they fall asleep at night, they dream of those gaping maws and that incessant cheeping – and feel thankful that these darling little squawk boxes grow up quickly!
This is a very difficult shot to pull off, Laurie, and you’ve done a TERRIFIC job with this! I love this time of year, this is exactly one of the reasons why… so much to take in and see as the world comes alive once again after it’s slumber over winter!
Thanks, Toad! I love this time of year too and you’re right, everything is so alive. Our yard is busier than an urban airport these days with hummingbirds, swallows, robins, starlings and umpteen other bird species zipping about!
Great action photos are really difficult…what a wonderful job; congratulations.
Great shot! What a terrific pair!
Laurie, that’s an amazing capture of the birds in action. Right in the act. I can almost hear them…
Thanks. They are definitely noisy!