Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Baby bird update!


Okay, here is a better picture of the baby robins. It looks as if all 4 eggs hatched and there are four little birds with wide open mouths.... constantly.

When the mom and dad fly away to find worms to feed these little ones, I quickly run out to where the nest is to get a new photo, the little birds open their mouths like I am there with some food to feed them. I am always in a hurry too. It's kind of scary to be dive bombed by a couple of robins; they are really much bigger up close flying at you than they appear from a distance!

As Naive pointed out to me, I will be terribly busy trying to keep my dog, Prancer, from chasing the babies once the Momma is trying to teach them to fly. My dog is not mean, but she likes to play and she is convinced that anything and everything outside on the ground was put there just to play with and amuse her. She's very quick, but all the adult birds are fast too and she hasn't caught one yet. Luckily for me, she is quite well trained and will stop almost immediately if told to do so, and she knows the sit and stay command too. Maybe, hopefully, it won't be as hard as I am anticipating!

12 comments:

Bainwen Gilrana said...

How adorable! Baby birds are so hideous, and yet so cute at the same time.

Nelly said...

Awwww! Too cute!

naive-no-more said...

I left a message here last night. Where'd it go? It just said you better watch the dog closely when the momma kicks the babies out.

martie said...

NNM ~ Look at the post below this one. That's where last night's comment about watching the dog closely is....silly girl!!

It's Just Me said...

NNM is still in vacation mode I think. ;)

I love these little birdie pictures! So darn cute.

clew said...

D'awwwwwe!

I love the hungry baby bird mouth :). Reminds me of Incrediboy ;D

The Editor said...

How beautiful and innocent of a creation! Awesome picture!

Ame said...

that's cute - but i have this bird nest at the top of my door frame - the babies have hatched - i'm tired of the bird poop - how much longer will i have to put up with them???!!!!!!!!!

chesneygirl said...

Cute!!!

But I am so anti-birds right now...they bombed my car yesterday...my car looks like a freakin bird toilet! GRRRR!!

Rebecca said...

Love little birds... truly a sign of Spring..... chirp chirp!!

chaindropz said...

My baby birds have feathers. pic's are on my ring drops site. I will soon be able to clean up their mess.

chaindropz said...

As I was going to take another pictures the baby birds flew straight at me. I am glad I didn't fall out of my chair. So my last post on the birds is not what I expected. I also have pictures of carved trees in my september Archives that kids may like.