A mother’s work is never done, but a bird mother’s work is truly to be admired.
(Photos are clickable for a better view)
Meet the Triplets
Rather photogenic for baby Blue birds; don’t you think?
We have been surrounded by many nesting birds this spring: Carolina Wrens; Blue birds; Cardinals; and these Blue Jays. Some I have not identified as yet, but I am working on it. I have enjoyed seeing their different nesting habits and watching them feeding their nestlings.
We had a nest of a different sort this year, a rabbit’s warren! I haven’t located it but it appears to be under the junk pile behind the barn. I don’t think the little guy is a cotton tail either. It looks domestic to me. I would let you be the judge, but the little critter is very wary and far to fast for my camera skills.
Summer is coming and then the nesting will be over till next year.
Now comes the sunset viewing of the little Firefly Fairies and this year the viewing is exceptional!
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Lovely. I can never see too many bird photos… Generally when I spot one, my camera is on the other side of the house and my target is gone by the time I’ve retrieved it. Also, we have screens on our windows year round, and getting past those is often what drives the birds away.
Kate, we have screens year round here as well. I know what you mean about never having the camera about when you need it. I have at least one of those moments every week. Maybe I need a smaller camera instead of the massively heavy SLR with the telephoto lens. Then I might stand a chance of slipping it in a pocket to keep it with me? 🙂
Shame phone cameras can’t be fitted with a telephoto lens! Then you really could keep it in your pocket.
There are, but they are limited in distance and most don’t find the photo quality acceptable. I do like the idea that they are at least working on it!
😍 it’s so fun watching nature!
Bless ’em. I have a bird table on my balcony outside the kitchen window and love watching the different birds do their thing. I have one up there because I feel guilty about my own cats and the neighbourhood demi wilds (those my neighbour and I caught and took to the vets so they are at least ‘done’) that I feel I need to give the birds at least one safe place to feed. Hard to take photos through the kitchen window as it’s usually been slobbered on by a dog or there is a cat on the window sill making a clicking noise whilst watching bird T.V. Such is my life 😉
Ah, yes, KTV. My kitties favorite channel. Claus used to sit in the window and make this funny chirping sound deep in his throat while watching the birds. I love that you and your neighbors took it upon yourself to fix those wild kitties! Lynn, I wish more would do this.
Sigh… we don’t have to worry about fixing kitties here… we have a Boogie-Beast living in the woods who just eats them. We only have one kitty left (the neighbors have none!) and Bob says he doesn’t want any more when/if she is gone. I get his point. 😦
Maybe that’s why we have so many more nesting birds this year?
Fewer cats might well mean more birds. It certainly means safer birds! I almost never get to see a nest, since so many of our birds nest in palm trees — even grackles and doves. But I got to see baby robins in the nest just after Memorial Day, and that was a real treat. You’re luicky to have the kind of surroundings that the birds enjoy, and to be able to see so many of them. Spring and babies go together!
Yes, Linda, just so! We are sad not to have our kitty boys, but the wealth of baby birds has helped to fill in the loss. The Blue Jays fledged yesterday!
We have had a lot of activity here too this year. In fact, every year I see more of it. Not sure but perhaps it is because I become more connected with nature each year and “being out there” allows me to see so much more.
This year the snakes and ticks are what I am seeing mostly. Not my favorite critters, but they do have a place in magnificent nature.
Not normally my favorite either, Lori. Well, OK, I give snakes a break because I can actually see their usefulness, but Ticks have a place in nature? I have to disagree. 😛
I saw my little racer snake again today. It is looking quite well fed too! 🙂
We enjoy our birds too. The little ones are trying to figure out how to hang onto the cage around the food and then eat. I hope your little rabbit doesn’t eat your garden!
Oh! I hadn’t thought beyond the cuteness of the little bunny. Hm… maybe a little fence will be in order?