The weather has changed, and with it the abundance of food has dwindled. It has now been raining lightly for 2 days with daytime temperature averaging 60 degrees. It’s harder to find insects in the damp weather. But even with the less frequent feedings the babies continue to grow. Their first feathers have burst from the tips of their sheaths.
Now that they are beginning to spill out over the nest cup, the adults have little room to sit on the side of the nest. More often, the adults are feeding from the entrance, and only jumping in to turn around making it easier to jump back out.