Friday, June 29, 2012

Feeding time

Quite a few years ago the swallows made a nest under the roof of our front porch. The next year they made a nest in the other corner. They have continued to come back every year, sometimes twice in a year, and they trade off which nest they use.

While eating a snack outside last weekend, we got to show the kids the new baby birds, and how the mama bird comes to feed them.

Why?

Because the babies can't fly yet to get their own food.

Why?

Because when they hatch out of their egg they are really small, just like you were when you were a baby, and then they need to grow.

Why?

So they can get big and strong and fly on their own someday.

Why?

Oh, look...the mama came back to feed the babies again...


Why?

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