Monday, May 18, 2009

Baby birds









This morning the chirping was loud and drew me to the porch. There were 2 little necks stretched up, beaks open and waiting. I grabbed my camera and quietly opened the sliding door to observe mom and dad bring worms to their babies. In the beginning mom and dad flew away as soon as we opened the door. Now they are used to us.






I watched and photographed as time after time, mom and dad took turns bringing food for their little ones. They are all beak and neck, like a little flower open to the sun.






What a lovely way to start this holiday Monday!



6 comments:

Rose said...

my parents have a post box on their front gate. It never gets any post in the spring and summer though - it has to go in a can instead. Blue tits have been nesting every year in the post box for many years. As long as we don't look to often, we can lift the lid and look right into the nest and watch the baby birds grow...

My Dad also has a Robin that sits on his spades handle and swoops for the worms as they appear. They also put out bird food all year round and they even get woodpeckers - green and greater spotted come and feed. Their garden is a bird oasis...

Annette Q said...

love this...truly amazing:-)

Rose said...

Make them welcome and they may well keep coming back. Over the years you will be able to get closer and closer....

Leah said...

So sweet!! I love seeing birds in their nests.

KnittingJourneyman said...

Adorable.

Leone said...

What amazing photos! I haven't seen a robin for years. One of the disadvantages of living in the middle of the city. Lucky you to have such a treat on your doorstep.