Birds! Birds! Birds!
Got some exciting bird news,and Skeeter can add her news to this because she sent me some great pictures too, one of which is included here. Her's is the one of the baby wrens just coming out of their egg. The nest was on a ladder propped up on its side on the porch. She also sent some of the birds at 8 days old. I will post more in a few days when I get the chance.
The other picture is of the birds on my deck, the ones I've been keeping an eagle eye on because of the dogs. Well, today, they were all flapping their wings getting ready. I went out with my camera and took this photo. Then I went to the other side and took another, and when the flash went off, one of the babies flew across the back yard and into a big tree! I watched as mama or daddy went up to feed him there, then grabbed the binoculars and found him. He was there most of the day.
The other two are the type of kids that want to stick around the nest longer, and are still there, though one is acting like Scooter and pecking sometimes at the other. The both are standing at the edge, and I've see mama close by trying to coax them out I think, though she'll come and feed them. (I just talked to The Boss and they are doing fine). It won't be long now until they fly off too! The parents still have all three close at hand.
Cross your fingers that they all make it out of the yard area!
posted by Sandy at 6/25/2007 07:28:00 PM