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
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 this picture. I think they are sensing equipment just
like whiskers on a cat. Interesting!