Tuesday, June 30, 2015
June Walking -- Baby Hummingbirds!
Not much sun, just a glimmer of hope some days. Mostly grey and cold.
We often say that wintering over in the Andes is highly overrated, especially if you need some sun every now and then. Very cold, icy, windy and grey. Maybe next year we will winter over on the beach somewhere! The cold can just eat into you and make you crabby and sometimes sick.
It´s bird droppings. )
One Mom sparrow only has 1 working leg. She drags her tail and one wing to keep her balance. One day we noticed she was feeding a fluttering baby, with her bad leg tucked up. A gust of wind sent her tumbling, poor thing. She was also having a hard time drinking from the water bowl. We put a flat saucer out for her water to make it easier for her to drink. Now, the saucer has become the water of choice for all the birds. We like to say we now have a universal design, disabled friendly birdie haven!
We are also grateful for our alpaca sweaters and gloves and hats and blankets as we go into our winter in the Andes.