Here's A Mama sparrow that has taken up residence in my greenhouse.
And then there were 4 eggs:
And then there were 4 babies born April 12, 2012. I day old in this pic:
Mama is used to me now. I noticed she didn't quite chew up the worm she gave one today.
It was stuck in it's mouth like a boulder. The baby bird wasn't swallowing it or coughing it up.
So I took a pair of tweezers while Mama was out of the nest, and plucked the boulder out of it's mouth, without touching the baby. Whew!!
The nest is tucked into a basket on the wall with many items to block a predators attack, aka snakes.
I'll be full of worry until they 'fly the coop'! But I can't wait to watch them grow up.