Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Birds!!!!

Woohoooooooo! We have had one fledging this morning. A small head appeared at the door of the chickadee house (nee bluebird house), without any coaxing, I might add. He looked out for a few minutes, giving me just enough time to call Roy from his office to come and watch, and then flew out and over to the deck railing where he was joined by a proud parent. Then he flew off into a tree behind the house and we haven't seen him since, but I'm sure he has a watchful parent by his side. I grabbed my camera but he flew away before I could get a shot.
No siblings have appeared yet, but one parent has flown in and out of the nest a few times, so they're either still being fed and not ready to fledge yet or something worse. My concern is that the others might have sustained injuries from being dragged out of the nest by those marauding sparrows. Dang!!! We'll just have to wait and see. Guess who'll be glued to the window the rest of the day?

7 comments:

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh I am so happy that at least one has grown and flown away. My black birds have gone since that magpie attack. But I did see at least 4 tiny blue tits which keep flying into the bushes so looks like mother is teaching them to fly. I also saw a brown baby finch. He landed on the bird bath for a drink but didn't know how to go about drinking the water so he just looked and looked at the water then flew away lol!

Serena said...

That is great news, Mary! I hope the others are okay and that you will see them flying also. Keep us posted ~ :)

Michelle Eaton said...

That is great news! I really hope the other babies follow suit very shortly :)

Jacque Uetz said...

I am happy for you Mary, sure hope the bluebirds take over their house soon..it will be interesting to find out!

JudiA said...

What wonderful news, and to think that it wouldn't have happened without you. Keep us posted please!

BumbleVee said...

Oh, I sure hope there are some little siblings.... it is such fun to watch the birds and their antics...
I hate the marauders... grrrrr.....

We got a little patio fountain thingy yesterday with 3 little birds on the edges... can't wait to get it hooked up... I'll put up a pic when it is working..

winna said...

what a wonderful photo of the nest---great detail --I want to try the same thing with one I can't reach on top of a brass bell that has a bull's head on top where the robin's built their nest, right by my front door. I've been waiting for someone to drop by and get it down for me. I photo'd them right along but missed them leave on Memorial Day--again your photos are excellent. Also, I have seen one Magpie in Ireland and thought him so striking and nearly fainted with joy of getting a quick photo of him flying off..winna