This past Sunday, May 13, was Mother’s Day. Since this site is all about birds and nature, I thought you might like to see what the mother birds were doing last week. I accidentally stumbled upon several species of birds tending to nests at Dyess AFB. I spotted this mother cardinal bringing food to her babies:
Thank goodness our mothers didn’t force these green wiggly things down our throats (although this reminds me of some of those green vegetables I had to eat).
This Ash-throated Flycatcher was also hard at work:
I think her menu item was cricket.
Not all birds are on the protein-only diet, some birds eat fruit as evidenced by this male Rose-breasted Grosbeak:
For the record, Rose-breasted Grosebeaks aren’t normally found in Abilene. BCAS has less than a handful of Abilene records; they are pretty rare. They are more common in the mature eastern forests. So this find was a real treat!
If you’ll click on Moms Working Hard gallery, you can see other photos of the birds I saw last week. And if you haven’t already, thank your mom for all she does, has done, and will do for you. Moms are the best!