Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Our Feathered Friends

Yes, that's friends, plural. I finally got to see our two resident baby birds.

Now you can, too!

This is about the best view I've had of them, simultaneously at least, ever. I don't know how they manage it. Robins grow rather quickly and these two are no exception. That nest is SO tiny for two rapidly growing birds.

I laughed because they were fidgeting around, jockeying for a good spot, the whole time I was out there. It was a sight to behold. Here, they appear to be saying: "Hey! Is there something going on down there?"

I didn't get very close because I didn't want to frighten them or to unduly unnerve the mama robin who was watching suspiciously from the adjacent tree. I did, though, keep trying to get a better view of them.

As I was reviewing the shots as I took them, I didn't think I'd gotten a truly good one. But, when I went inside to show the mother, I found that I did have a rather nice face shot.

I ask you: Are they not adorable?! I was just oohing and ahhing at them something fierce. We've been so worried about them, even wondering if there even was a them, or just a singular it.

They seem pretty alert, very active, and to have most of their feathers and shed almost all of their down. While I was shooting these, the "baby" from next door cautiously eyed me from the neighbors' yard as if to say: "Where's MY close-up?" It was pretty cute.

Like I said, I didn't think I'd really gotten anything until I had a chance to review them a little closer. Then, when I downloaded them and started looking on the computer screen, I saw this.

Doesn't he look like he's saying: "What are you doing down there?!"

I'm still worried about them falling. While building the nest so high up and under the cover of the carport was very smart indeed, I'm just hoping that they don't get injured or killed getting out of the nest.

Their mama has gotten them this far which in bird life is an outstanding achievement. I pray she can safely get them the last leg of the journey.


MissKarenAshley said...

They are adorable! What a nice little treat to have at your house.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your pictures are GREAT! I, too, had a momma bird I was monitoring with high hopes of catching pictures of her babies. Unfortunately, she abandoned the nest. I was so sad. But, at least I get to look at yours!

Thanks for sharing!

Renovation Therapy said...

So cute!!! Every year we have robins that nest between the bottom of our a/c unit and the window ledge. All the chirping is making Penny Kitten completely bonkers. If she could get her paws on a screwdriver she'd dismantle the a/c to get to them.

NV said...

Karen -- Thanks!Yes,they have been a special gift this season. And thanks for visiting.

Star -- Thank you! I missed a photo opp today that I'm kicking myself for.

JeanMartha -- Thanks! I can just see Penny and a little toolkit. :-)

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