Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Baby Blues

I only snuck a quick peek, only took one picture.

By the time I realized the shot was not exactly in focus, and tried for another, the baby bluebirds had already fledged.

Their father, keeping an eye on the nest.


lime said...

wow, it looks good to me though. great shot

DeeMom said...

Neat that you were able to get so close. We saw one yesterday on a branch of one of my new trees. That sure was a pleasurably thing to see.

Karmyn R said...

Sweet -

I had chickadees working on a nest in one of my boxes - and then they abandoned it. It sits empty now. I'm really sad about it and wonder why they left.

meresy_g said...

I posted about baby birds today too. Just purple finches though. Not nearly as exciting as bluebirds. How exciting.

anne said...

I cannot even stand the sheer cuteness! My goodness - soo so very cute!

You might like another website I frequent (though I know you already have plenty on your list) - it's http://hollowhappenings.blogspot.com/ - my best friend's sister's blog. Lots of wildlife photos from the wildlife rehab where she volunteers.

I almost did the same thing with some tree swallows nesting in one of our bluebird boxes here at work, but then I decided not to, as the parents were so stressed as I approached the nest box. I'm glad you took photos - maybe I'll try again with the undoubted next brood of swallows!

KFarmer said...

I love the bluebirds- that flash of color when they flit around. Its nice to know there are more beauties about :)

Rurality said...

In one of my photography classes they told us that with animals you should always try to get the eye(s) in focus. This camera however has a mind of its own and doesn't understand that rule!

We had another box where bluebirds had started a nest, but abandoned it. Not sure why.

Sorry I haven't been responding to comments or visiting other blogs as well as normal - just super busy lately!

Trailhead said...

Weapons of mass cuteness!

Great shot.