Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Birds Finally Fledged!

Checked on them two days ago, had these eyes as big as saucers.
Yesterday, they edged out of the nest! There were FOUR of them - they all hatched!

Early this morning, Aris saw and took the rest of these shots.WHERE ARE YOU, MOM?LOOK AT ME! I'M CLIMBING DOWN!!

WELL, I AM!!!

ME, TOO!! WHERE IS EVERYBODY?

I'M NOT SURE ANYBODY'S NOTICING - A BIRDIE OVER HERE!!
Sorry, guys, I was asleep. Aris was coming home from work, saw all this drama unfold, and PURPOSELY let me be because he was worried (again!) that I would scare the birds away. He said the Dad and Mom were perched or hovering up somewhere in the tall branches of the trees, calling out to the babies. We don't have shots of them, I feel bad about that! Now all I have is an empty nest - literally. I wasn't even able to say good bye.

21 comments:

Trudy said...

Aww...that's kind of sad. I'm sorry you couldn't say goodbye. They almost become like a little part of the family I bet.

About the book swap, I will post about it when she does the next one and link to it on my blog!

cherie said...

ms. trudy, well, i am sad....but they have got to on learn life outside the nest! i'm glad we never interfered despite the storms, the little chirps we presumed to be of hunger or fear and all that... they'll be around, i guess. okay, will wait for the book swap..thank you, ms. trudy..hugs!

betchai said...

oh, sorry you were not able to say goodbye to them Che, but at least, you were able to get them beautiful pictures as they develop, and those will keep your memories of them.

cherie said...

that's right, small comfort, big rewards. thank you, beth!!

Beautiful Creation said...

An amazing series of photos! Thanks for sharing them with us.

shopannies said...

I think it is great how you got such great upclose pictures of the birds

Pamela said...

WREN!!!

ladyviral said...

awww, didn't managed to say good bye.. but I am sure they know you mean well. Afterall you have been paying so much attention to them :).

I love the pictures too. Good shots.

cherie said...

thank you, beautiful creation!

thank you, annie! oh, i have anecdotes about that, too1 quite a feat for me to get close to them (tee-hee)!

ms. pam, finally, an identity! no robins these, but wonderful wrens! thank you!

Dea said...

She certainly is an amazing lil girl and I certainly do love her very much! So glad you came back again, and your right i have no other new one but i plan to post tomorrow, I have nothing new to say as for today! lol. Would you mind if i added you to my blog friends??

cherie said...

oh, thank you, ladyviral! hahah! i guess we all worried about them, even the boys whispered and tiptoed outside to play! oh, they'll be missed.

cherie said...

oh, no, no, i wouldn't mind at all, dea! in fact, come on over as often as you can! keep well, y'all...thank you!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

That is too bad that you couldn't say goodbye. You got some great pictures though!

Jesusa said...

don't worry, maybe another family will drop by:)

cherie said...

i know, jam! i should stop pining, sigh. thank you, dear!

hey, that cheers me up, grace! i hope so, too! (but they'll have to do some cleaning up - bet that 'apartment's' poopy, heheh!)

rainfield61 said...

You post just reminded me time passes very fast and they are so big right now.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Cherie, Thanks for reminding me about your baby birds. I love these pictures. Those wrens are just precious. Sorry you personally missed it--but the pictures make up for it, don't they????

It is kinda sad when they are gone and the nest is empty though, isn't it????

Thanks SO SO SO much for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Stephanie Faris said...

Thank you for sharing. I've never seen anything like this up close.

cherie said...

hi rainfield, you're so right. i miss the bursds, though, and wondered where they slept last night..

hi ms. betsy! yes, maam, these pictures make up for my missing them fledge, and also, more importantly, i have become quite unofficially, a bird-watcher now (shy). thanks to you!

hi stephanie, aren't they lovely? the mom nosedived me once, though when they first hatched, and i ventured a little too close...thanks for coming by!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Great photos! I enjoy watching the birds that coem to my feeder but I never had any nest close enough to watch their progress.

cherie said...

hello ms. pat! i guess we were lucky! i had a most wonderful time watching and awaiting their transformation! thank you, ma'am!

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