Mia, John, Abby, Johny C
Katy, TX, USA
This female House was opening her yellow beak very wide and licking the top of her mouth. She was also blinking a lot. She looked newly fledged and smaller than the other House Sparrow fledglings that visit our feeder. She was on our fence and wasn’t eating seeds.
I did some research and the sparrow was just hot. That’s how birds cool down because they can’t sweat.