This evening my stepson was tossing a baseball with some friends outside. As he was running for the ball he spotted this tiny nest in the grass with 3 hungry baby birds huddled inside.
I snapped a couple of pictures in haste because I knew we were treading where we should not. Even though it is blurry, you can see these 3 are anxiously awaiting a parent to return with dinner.
I'm not sure what kind of birds nest in the prairie grass. Perhaps a Grasshopper Sparrow? Do you know what kind of birds nest in Colorado grassland? I'm amazed. The ground seems like such a dangerous place for a bird nest. How can the parents protect them from Fox and other prairie predators? I hope they survive.
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