To celebrate Father’s Day, let’s investigate how involved male birds are in raising their young. The short answer is…it varies. Here is an article from Birds and Bloom with lots of good information. Bet this one brings a smile to your face!
Meet the Best Bird Dads and Learn How They Help Out Around The Nest
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I’ve seen both bluebird and cardinal dads feeding their offspring after seeing them doing their “I am hungry” fluttering of wings and feathers. I once videoed a bluebird dad doing this outside my kitchen window. The male bluebird isn’t all that focused on his brood. One would come to my tray of dried meal worms, eat several then grab one or two to take back to the nest box.