I have a nest with 7 day old babies. I’ve been observing it a lot this afternoon and this evening and have only seen the female feeding. I can hear the male singing (I believe only Males sing and it would be hard for Momma with a mouth full of food) but haven’t seen him anywhere near the box today. It’s a bit puzzling as he is normally a very attentive Dad. Any ideas? I wonder if he has a Mrs. on the side!! Seriously….I’m a bit puzzled by this. Any insight would be great.
Not a clue here, Rich. Both of my blues feed the offspring, either in the trees or in the cage feeder. Your dad may have a 2nd gal, but it’s not that likely – they are pretty much faithful to their mate. P.S. I don’t hear my blues sing, although my hearing isn’t the best. (But I sure hear the wrens sing!)
Maybe this one is a first-time dad and has not been told to help feed the young ones. He will probably start feeding when the female starts prompting him. Like Carol, i have not seen this behavior either. Both birds frequent the feeder and bring mealworms to their young.