Remember the nest
that we found in our grapevine? Well, sometime the week before last they hatched! There ended up only being three eggs despite what I read on the internet. Now I don't know if I can believe anything I read on the internet. Maybe you shouldn't even believe that there are in fact three adorably ugly baby birds in my backyard. Well in case you have lost all faith in the internet, here's some proof.
I had been watching the birds through my office window for a while but I didn't want to try to get a photo and scare the mom. It was so cute to see their little heads poking up to be fed! I took these not this past weekend but the one before and by that point it seemed that the mom was going away for slightly longer periods of time. Ivan was doing something in the backyard and called me outside to tell me that the birds were being cute and I could probably get a photo.
Don't worry, I didn't get too close or touch anything and the mom came back shortly after. She didn't abandon her babies because she could feel that I had looked at them. Actually, when the mom is in the nest we are able to walk really close to it and she doesn't fly away. Not that we purposely walk close to it to see if she'll fly away, it's just that we have things to do in the backyard and sometimes that requires walking kind of near the grapevine.
As of this past Sunday night or Monday morning all the babies had grown up and left the nest. They grow up so fast! I miss my little bird pals already.
Aww, they are precious!ReplyDelete
Aww, how lovely!ReplyDelete
My mum & dad have pigeons nesting in their garden and it is driving them a little crazy as the chicks are HUGE, super noisy & squawk at them whenever they are in the garden. Poor wee birds!
Ooooh goody, I was waiting to hear if you had gone all 'National Geographic' and managed to shoot those birds... well, with your camera of course!ReplyDelete
Aren't they the creepiest/cutest things ever?! Glad you got to watch the amazing process!
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We've been waiting to see the baby birds! The kids are really excited to see these pics! Thanks for sharing! Awesome!ReplyDelete
Baby birds can be so creepy cute. These ones are just plain cute though :)ReplyDelete
I love birds so much, I think they are so fascinating and majestic and beautiful, even the adorable ugly ones! I love that you got to watch them grow and leave the nest, it's amazing how quickly it happens!ReplyDelete
Never tire of watching perfect little blue eggs change into flyaway birds in a blink of an eye. It is amazing! She may lay again, there is still time for another group.ReplyDelete
Baby birds are amazing little creatures. I volunteer with a wildlife rehabilitation centre so I've had the privilege of feeding, cleaning and watching lots of birdies grow up. Robins are one of the more adorable birdies for sure. :)ReplyDelete
awwwwww!! They are so cute!!! Fantastic photos!!ReplyDelete
What a great experience to witness! I'm not a bird person, mind you, but even I would be excited to see baby birdies growing up~ReplyDelete
Great photos! We have so many juvenile robins in our yard. They're so adorable with their spotted feathers!!ReplyDelete
Wow! I had no idea baby birds grew up so quickly. Strange to imagine that in terms of a human lifespan. Growing up, we always had quail in the spring living in our bushes. It was so cute to see the Mama quail walking around with six or seven little puff balls following behind her. They stick close to their parents for at least a little bit longer than that, though!ReplyDelete
Awe, they are so sweet. Definitely an ugly cute. Thanks for sharing the little family you have in your yard.ReplyDelete
Actually, according to http://www.placeforwildbirds.org 's myths and misconceptions page, birds have a very poor sense of smell and can't detect the smell of humans. So if you did get very close to the nest, or touch it, Mama Robin probably wouldn't be able to tell! As long as a bird doesn't see you around it's nest, you're usually good. So perhaps if one day you ever spy that one of the babies has fallen from the nest, and Mama Robin isn't around, you can return it to the nest safely(as long as it is uninjured)without worrying that she will abandon the nest :)ReplyDelete
baby birds!!!!!!! that is so exciting!ReplyDelete
Awww,they're so cute! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Ack! Baby birdies with hungry open moufs are the best!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh!!! They are so darn cute. I'm so happy you caught them before they flew away. It's so fun to think they came out of those beautiful blue eggs.ReplyDelete
Babies!!!!!!!! What darling little eggs. Gosh, I love getting good shots of nests like this ;)ReplyDelete
They are so cute! A shame they've left now but maybe you'll get some more at some point.ReplyDelete
Mother birds don't actually abandon their babies. Even if you touch them, and even if they fell out of the nest and you put them back. That's just a myth.ReplyDelete