I spotted this little cutie on my lawn the other day and managed to snap a few photos. It is a baby male Mossie, or Cape Sparrow.
I was hiding way back inside the house, as usual, while I took a few shots of the little chap, who was quite unawares. However, his Dad decided enough was enough. He flew down from the roof where he’d been keeping a watchful eye on his son, swooped over the chick while chirping and got it to follow him to safety.
Two weeks earlier I’d taken these photos.
But his Dad was still looking out for him, as you can see from the following photo.
Ah, Spring; isn’t it wonderful?