So now Scout is 4 weeks old! She is getting along nicely, only favors the healing leg a bit and is getting to be a stronger flier. She is growing flight feathers at a nice clip and eats like a horse.
a difference a month makes! She actually has a tail now and is good
& healthy. She instinctively does that mockingbird wing-spread
thing to hunt for bugs on the ground. She enjoys things like mealworms
(and any other bug), nectarines, grapes, lettuce and tiny bits of people
Recently I've been having some fun doing some little papercraft figures--different from origami. These are models that you print out on heavy cardstock, then cut out and assemble. There is a wealth of fun, creative and often complex and elegant free papercraft model printouts on the web.
Scout, hanging out nearby, was NOT impressed.
One thing I did not know--mockingbirds have long,
whisker-like 'feelers' at the corner of their beaks on each side, you
can see them in these pictures. I think they are sensing equipment just
like whiskers on a cat. Interesting!