LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Right Feeder

 
 
Confused when they begin to feed themselves, juvenile birds are fun to watch.  They fly all over the deck, pecking at everything.  Eventually they seem to find the right feeder. 
 
 
Sunflower seeds for the little cardinal

 
 
 
He decides to try out a different feeder.
He still has a sunflower seed in his mouth.

 
 
 
He sits there not knowing exactly what to do.



Finally he determines that his beak is not going to work with this feeder.  So he goes back to the sunflower seeds.  This little bird tends to take a seed and fly to the deck railing to crack it.  Perhaps because that's where the parents fed him for a while.  And then, despite his long and noisy protests, the parents ignored him.  And so he learns.  Just like other little ones.

9 comments:

Carolina Linthead said...

So sweet!

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Great bird shots. We have lots of birds but it is hard to get close enough to photograph them!

Carolina Mts

robin andrea said...

It is a delight to watch them learn the ways of their world. Wonderful photos!

Rae said...

I always find it amusing to watch the "babies" that are as big as their parents begging to be fed. Some are just a bit slower than others getting into the hang of things - kind of like some human kids I've seen.

The Bug said...

I love watching the babies in our back yard too - they seem confused about the process, but VERY rackety - silly sparrows :)

Arkansas Patti said...

Goodness, I thought the parents stayed around long enough to teach them the ropes.

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Awww...how sweet! I so enjoy your photos!

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is so sweet. They've got to learn it somehow right?