Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We have babies

Not the grandson....he seems to be perfectly happy where he is,
and does not want to come out and see us yet.
March 30, 2009 I opened the bluebird house, and this is what I found.
The second photo is worth clicking to enlarge just to see the feathers.
Today when I went outside to see if I could capture an open bloom for the "What is it?" post, this is what I saw as I stepped off the back deck. (Please scan down to the next post for "What is it?")

As I approached Daddy Bluebird flew, but the baby stayed there, but not for long. Even after this one flew Daddy was diving at me, so there might have been another one in the grass. I wanted to keep my head so I decided it was best to move to the front yard and leave the bluebirds to their flying lessons.

They went from the first 2 photos to flying in 5 short days.
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19 comments:

Shellmo said...

Isn't it wondeful to witness nature's miracles? I love this!

Mildred said...

Beautiful photos Leedra.

ivars krafts said...

Great sequence, Leedra. Thank you.

lisaschaos said...

5 days? That seems really fast doesn't it. :) Love them! Lucky you!

Susie said...

Oh those sweet little birds. I would really like to look in my blue bird house again to see how they are progressing. Good to know that plant is a Red hot poker. That would have been my next guess.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is so precious to see the baby Bluebirds.I did enlarge that second photo.The intricate detail of the feathers is amazing.Each one so perfectly designed.
Blessings,Ruth

Connie said...

The blue feathers showing on the baby was amazing.

Pam said...

Beautiful photos of the bluebirds. I love the details and coloring of the feathers on the 2nd photo.

Kallen305 said...

Hooray for baby bluebirds! You are so lucky to see all of it in your own backyard.

Darla said...

Ours must have left in the middle of the night.

Tina said...

Leedra,
What great timing you have...to see a recent fledgling.. neat!
That close up what adorable..how innocent and sweet was that face?
I think I'm agreeing with Jimmy..that red hot poker is best seen from far away..but I was glad to see what it was!!
Hope you are soon seeing your grandson..all ten toes and ten fingers..saying hello to his grandparents!!

fishing guy said...

Leedra: what wonderful captures of new life in the Bluebird household.

Mary said...

Wonderful! I did click on the second one and it is neat how the feathers look! I wish I had the nerve to look in my chickadee gourd....I know they are feeding babies....but I don't want to disturb them and would need a ladder to check on them.

Denise said...

This is my favorite part of nature. You took some awesome photos Leedra, the one of the little birds in the nest with all the feathers, that was incredible. Thank you for reminding us to enlarge your photo. Incredible detail.

Leedra said...

Darla - As Tina commented about my timing, if I had not walked out at that exact moment I would not have seen mine either. Usually don't see them, and usually have at least 5 or 6 sets each year, because we have more than one box. The boxes they don't use the Tree Swallows do. Have never seen them fly either.

Rose said...

I envy you getting watch these little ones grow up! Nice shots.

Oz Girl said...

Great photos, and I did enlarge the 2nd one... their feathers have so much detail and are quite beautiful!

Jen said...

YAY!
I see blue already on the baby in the nest.
We have 4 eggs.

Red said...

How exciting Leedra! What a good thing you're doing having a bird house for those bluebirds. Nice to see progress they are making too :)

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