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.

8 comments:

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.