Monday, August 5, 2013

Discovery Channel in our Front Yard

We have a bird's nest on our windchimes.  We noticed it a couple months ago.  Sometime this week two of the three eggs hatched.

It has been a fun opportunity to teach the girls about birds and nature and family and caring for babies.  Every time we hear the babies start cheeping the girls run to the front window to watch them and see what they do.  It's been neat for Josh and me also to see something from the Discovery channel happening in our front porch.

I've had a really hard time getting photos of this because the nest is in a really secure spot.  We don't have a ladder to really see up in the nest, and we don't want to disturb the occupants to much so we're trying to keep our distance.  I'm relegated to taking photos with my telephoto lens from the window standing up on the couch or coffee table (all the while not exacerbating my knee injury).  If do believe I can get some better photos if I can get some improved lighting outside.  I might take some lamps out there and try to move the light source so the nest isn't backlit as much.

At any rate ... here are some neat photos of the baby birds and some of their mama.  (We think we've seen the dad too.)

The best photo we could get of the inside of the nest (when mama bird is gone).  You can't see the two birds that are sleeping, but you can see the remaining egg.
Baby birds sleeping
What I thought was poor focus turned out to be crazy looking eyebrow things.  Reminds me of my Grampa Bob
More sleeping birdies
Hungry baby ... Mama looks like she's keeping an eye out on something
Still hungry birds - I think mama might be tending to the remaining egg

1 comment:

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Oh my cute are they? And look at their little beaks!