Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mama Bird Feeds Babies

Thought we had a grackle here, but it's just a common starling.  Darn.

All the same, it's been fun watching her feed the babies, in a nest in the side of our old garage.  One baby kept falling out of the nest... we put him back twice, but on the third day his luck ran out.  One of our cats must have found him.

I gave him a proper lil burial in one of my new flower beds.  Poor baby.



The babies anxiously watch for mum to come back with lunch... check out those silly lil tufts of hair on their heads!!  Do they look like geeks or what??

Mum's back with an exceptionally yummy bug for lunch!

24 comments:

  1. OMG perfect captured! Beautiful pictures - It must be an adventure for children to watch the birds

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  2. Wow! What a fantastic capture you have here. This is great.

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  3. They're very cute, and you got some great shots of them. Too bad about the one who fell out. They do look a little geeky...

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  4. What wonderful pictures! Great captures!

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  5. Awww that poor thing - but the others sure are cuuute!

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  6. LOL that second picture cracks me up!! Every year we get a bird that nests on the porch over our stairs and every year we lose one by it falling from the nest!

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  7. we get those same birds...I think they have atleast 4 litters every year...I've seen them gathering for more nests...

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  8. what a fantastic series of shots

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  9. Amazing photos! We have a robin nest at the corner of our house with three brand new eggs in it. I can't wait to try my hand at some baby bird shots too :)

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  10. WOW!!! These are incredible!

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  11. So sweet! There is a mother robin feeding her young in our yard every day, and she works so hard to get them fed! The babies are about the same size as she is, so they follow her around constantly. The mother birds are fascinating to watch..love your pics!

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  12. Amazing! These should qualify for an award somewhere, somehow!

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  13. What wonderful photos these are! Love the one of the babies anxiously awaiting mama's return. (Here from Country Girl Kate - glad I stopped by.)

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  14. Fantastic share!! Thanks..your images in this series are incredible, how touching-

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  15. So beautiful! I love watching good mama birdies. They are tireless and inspirational!

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  16. I must try that trick of holding my mouth open and see whether my wife will feed me

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  17. Oh my goodness, I can't believe that you were able to capture these shots.

    Total wild kingdom in your neck of the woods. :)

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  18. How did I miss this one? I love the blue and turquoise feathered mama against the hungry orange mouths of her babies. Looks like the third one got crowded out by it's two more aggressive siblings. Poor little one. Beautiful.

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  19. Soooo cute! Good job photographing them in action. Amazing how big they can open their mouths!!

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  20. Those growing kids just seem to be hungry all the time no matter what species. My five year old grandson eats twice what I do and is only 50 pounds. Where do they put it all. At least I don't have to hand feed him.

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  21. Oh my goodness, I am so tardy at replying to your comment on my blog that you left on May 14th, I'm so sorry! I took a break from the blog while my son was home...I'm sure you understand. He has reported to his duty station now and will be deploying to Iraq in July. Thank you for your kind words!

    As for your lil baby birdies....oh my gosh, they are so cute! I'm sad for the one that died....you did your best to save it, though. The mama bird is beautiful, I love the purple on her head. These are great captures!

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  22. Stunning shots! However did you get so close?! I imagine patience had something to do with it... Plus maybe some tiptoeing?

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  23. Beauties! We just had two humming birds leave their nest that was right outside our kitchen window. The mom attached the nest to a large bead. Amazing..

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I love all your comments, thank you!