Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Our first set of babies this year!

A few weeks ago a mommy and daddy chickadee (I think) started scoping out our gourd birdhouse for a possible new home site. ... and after a few visits, renovations and furnishings, they laid their set of 4 eggs. The mom diligently sat on those eggs and the dad made his unending trips for food...

Then without fanfare, the babies hatched! I saw four little beaks hungry for food... so cute!
Then today I guess they flew the coop! Except for this one youngster who is a little bit of a late bloomer. I gathered him up and tried to put him back in the gourd... but after a few minutes, he was trotting around again on his own. So I guess he's ready... or at least he is trying to be!

Good luck babe!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The freedom expressed from flying away,

Oh he dreams of that day.

But right now his wings are so weak,

As he looks over the nest to take a peak.

Too scared to try and give them a test,

So he’d better stay in the nest.

He seems so weak and timid right now,

He wonders when he will fly and how.

This baby bird is still full of fear,

His dreams seem distant, but still so near.

-Found this somewhere on the 'net
Seemed to be applicable

stacie said...

Such a sweet bird. I love the poem posted in the comment section too!

Allison said...

Nice poem! Thanks for checking in....!
Stacie - I can't believe the bird came and went right at the moment you went home for a second! I wish you had seen it in person.
Next time!

Mama G said...
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Janice said...

So cute! Israel's mom would have loved to be there! She would've watched and waited for flight while singing to the little guy. :)

BTW... I see what mom's saying. Haha! Just kidding!

JG

Allison said...

I can't wait for a new family to move in! Thanks for looking Jan! See you Monday!