Sunday, July 5, 2009

open wide / watchful eye


solo post - L

This is the second family of bluebirds to build in this house. Today the mother and daddy were very busy feeding the little babies. I watched as the mother came to feed the babies, their mouths opened wide and eager. As soon as she left, the daddy, watching and waiting on a branch nearby, would fly in to feed them more. Isn't it touching how the male and female bluebirds take such an active role in the care of their young?

14 comments:

Char said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous shots

gardenmama said...

It truly is touching to watch the birds care for their little ones!
What gorgeous photos!

georgia b. said...

how sweet. i did not know that about bluebirds. i wonder how many other kinds of birds have this kind of activity from the father for the young. that is so precious.

i wonder, too if bluebirds are a kind of bird where the mothers and father remain monogomous. i've heard that about some bird species, but not sure about the bluebirds. anyway, this is so sweet.

georgia b. said...

oh, and these photos are really beautiful, L. i especially love the colors in the second

elk said...

i have always relished your post with birds...you have a real knack for capturing them!

Puna said...

Yes! Makes me miss my little boy...

Gayle said...

That is so touching. I am amazed when I see birds taking care of their young like that, sharing the job. Your photos are wonderful!

Claire said...

the green backgrounds in both the shots really stand out for me. they frame the pictures perfectly.

Relyn said...

I see this and it makes me feel desperate to go and get a birdhouse for my backyard. How wonderful to see our fine feathered friends up close and personal.

Miss Red said...

wonderful photos and even more wonderful words.

when i was little and used to be annoyed by my mom nagging me, she would tell me 'i am not a turtle mother! i don't just have my babies on a beach and abandon them!'

giftsofthejourney said...

Those are gorgeous photographs...well done! I wish I could get that close to our house martins. The second one is my favorite.

Woman in a Window said...

Yes, as it should be.

That kinda of blue on the right almost defies logic, doesn't it? Love it.

Seth said...

Great shots. So beautiful. And yes...I would love to have you join in Buried Treasure!

Relyn said...

Both images are wonderful, but paired together they are perfection. WOW!!

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The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
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