Backyard Bird(s) Story

May 16, 2017  •  9 Comments

Our backyard was quite prolific this past month. A photo-journal opportunity for sure.

First we spotted a dove tucked in a tree and figured she just might be sitting on a nest. Sure enough. Only 2 of 4 eggs hatched though, and we were away the week these babies flew away.

 

 

 

In the same tree, just a few branches down, we spotted a hummingbird nest. Then a newborn. Then mom and newborn in the nest. And then that baby flew away.

Another very smart mommy hummingbird built her nest in a spiny ocotillo, right by a window. This one we could photograph without bothering mom or babies at all! Watching this drama unfold was fascinating!

MOM ON NEST

TWINS ABOUT 10 DAYS OLD!

 

EARLY WEEK 3, BROTHER IS GETTING READY TO LEAVE THE NEST

 

 

MOM IS GIVING SOME ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE "RELUCTANT-ONE"

CUTE CLOSE-UP

I CAN'T BELIEVE BROTHER LEFT ME. SURELY HE'S COMING BACK. RIGHT? THIS WENT ON FOR 2 DAYS!

 

MOM PATIENTLY FED "THE RELUCTANT ONE"

 

 

AND THEN THE GIG'S UP. YOUR TURN, MISSY!! 

 

 

THE END

 

 


Comments

9.Linda Lee Mirro(non-registered)
Love the photo's of the Hummers! They are great!
8.Mickey(non-registered)
Great photos! What fun to have them in your back yard. I love the hummers!
7.Barbara Daily(non-registered)
Absolutely awesome photos of mommy and baby birds. Stunning photography. I look forward to the next photo story.
6.Joan Matthias(non-registered)
Bette, these are simple awesome ! In many ways, maybe your best! The photos were so vivid, you could see spider webs entangled on the ocotillo. Can you image flying around those thorns and calling it home!! Loved the wings caught in flight on the photos. Baby hummingbirds are so funny looking when just born. We had a nest on a wind chime just outside our kitchen window many years ago in PS. We watched then from egg to fly away and it was a wonderful, intimate experience. We felt like we were living in their nest with them. The light filtering through the nests and leaves is so delicate. Your very clever and funny narrative was much appreciated. Many thanks for sharing the thrill of seeing these beautiful slices of nature. They are superior in every way, you should submit them to Nat Geo. They have photo of the week and you could easily win this!
5.gaye taylor(non-registered)
fabulous! we just went through pigeon rearing on our deck. junior finally flew the coop late Saturday. we were out and missed the big event, so we were gripped by your intimate photos of the hummers and doves
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