Friday, May 20, 2011

Flown away

These 5 baby birds sat in their messy nest in the Christmas wreath hanging on our front door window. Our family watched them grow daily since they were little blue eggs and now they're gone!

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  1. Already? My goodness, the mother bird and her brood worked fast!! The nest looks rather small for the size of that family, and indeed, mama is not a very good nest-keeper!

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  2. Awwww! How cool that y'all got to see the whole process from beginning to end! I hope they will come again next year!

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  3. This is the best excuse for being late in taking down Christmas decorations.

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  4. Nice to have nature comes by your house. Good thing that no cats tried to attack them, or did you make sure that they were safe from cats?

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  5. hee hee...
    Flew the coop before being spotted by the neighbor's cat, no doubt!
    ;-D

    (Well, Zakton already said that...)

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  6. They hatched! Awesome! Nice pic. Keep us posted on their progression.

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  7. The nicest neighbour one can dream of!

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  8. Great! We have four baby robins in a nest at our house. They are getting big enough to leave the nest pretty soon. Fun watching the process, isn't it?

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  9. I guess you'll surely miss them. It feels so good to watch the egg laying process then the hatching and finally the growing up under their parents shadow. Little joys of life!

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  10. How fantastic to be able to watch nature doing it's thing. Thanks Leif, beautiful picture and story.

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  11. How wonderful they made their nest in a Christmas wreath, move in conditions! What kind of birds are they?

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  12. Great shot and how nice of your family to live around them for all this time.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  13. I always loved finding nests and eggs like those as a kid. So colourful - amazing how they're like the eggs we dye at Easter, but miniature and all natural!

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  14. I'm curious as to what the nest was made of. I had big nest collection when I taught third grade. I found them with Christmas curly ribbon cigarette filters as well as my dog's fur!
    V

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  15. So very cute. Those little tufts sticking out.
    Just imagine if we had an empty nest so quickly.

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  16. Leif, this is way too cool! How lucky of you and your family. Wonderful capture!

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  17. That is such a great experience! I bet your girls loved it :-D

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  18. OOOOo nice, they come sometimes

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  19. That's incredible. I take it you usually use the side door to get in and out?
    The chicks looks awfully funny with their random tufts of feathers!

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  20. So cute! Schön für die Kleinen so etwas mal live zu sehen.

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  21. How did I manage to miss this post? It's amazing.
    How come your Christmas wreath was still out there in spring? It seams like a very exposed place to have your nest. When we moved to Australia a couple of doves had made their nest near our kitchen window. We heard much noise for a few days then the parents left the nest and the babies never had a chance to grow up. We figured it was our interest in the nest that shooed the doves away. We had tried to be extra discreet though... I am amazed that you were able to come that close to the nest.... or did you use a long zoom?

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