Friday, July 17, 2009

Who's Your Daddy?

Here is a peek inside the nest of a pair of Eastern Towhees that have set up house in the bushes outside my bathroom window.

They are raising some other type of baby bird though. As you can see, their two eggs are much smaller than the baby that has already hatched out. Some birds do lay their eggs into other bird's nests, so they do not have to raise the chicks themselves. I am guessing that this is the case.

Below is a video of the adult male singing. As you can see, the shape of the beak on the adult is very different from this chick's.


June said...

The way the eggs are positioned, at first glance I thought they were the heads of babies and that the babies are hugging each other.

kaye said...

you'll have to post the progress.