Nature is working its miracles on my front terrace.
A family of sparrows recently built a nest under the awning and apparently laid eggs because there are now three baby sparrows squawking for food out there all day long. The nest is right outside the picture window where my husband has his computer. He is having a great time following the bird family's progress while he works.
From what we can tell, the mother bird spends her days flying out to get food and flying back in to divide, quite equably it seems, her finds among her three chicks. The dad sort of hops around, fluffing his feathers, looking important and fending off other sparrows who drop by for a visit.
This video is a bit too long, but if you just watch the first minute you'll get the idea...