Saturday, 19 June 2010

Cheerio little babes

What a spectacle this morning.
A little yellow face at the window of the bird box, a sudden flurry of feathers and then up in the tree a baby blue tit.













I don't think it was the first but it wasn't the last. It sat and cheeped in the tree looking very grumpy













and calling to its parents. ...













who came and fed it and supported it.
Then I ran about the house looking for a better camera and came back just in time to see this...
A little head looking right...













left.....














and then making the struggle ....














and out.
(Click to enlarge the pictures, sorry they are a bit fuzzy ...I was excited)

Its a breezy chilly day. Its the Village festival day. The fairground has arrived on the sports field about 300yards away. In about an hour the children of the combined schools and nurseries of the surrounding area will process noisily through the villages and make merry on the field.
And there are half a dozen new baby blue tits in the hedges and trees in our garden.

21 comments:

Robin Mac said...

How lovely. cheers, Robin

Carol said...

We have so much fun watching our babies come out of the nests. They then appear at the birdfeeders in the front yard in front of the picture windows so we can continue to enjoy their antics.

Joei Rhode Island said...

What a delight! 2 years ago we watched some woodpeckers fledge. They hung around for weeks letting mom and dad feed them ... so silly! Hope you have fun on Festival Day.

maggi21 said...

Lovely to see your photos. You were so lucky to be able to catch them on camera.

Diva Kreszl said...

you captured such a sweet moment!

Vicki W said...

Oh what a fun day you had! I could watch the birds all day long.

art4sol said...

So sweet...I can watch our little visitors for hours!

lilylovekin said...

Wonderful bird pictures, they can be so tricky to take. I love watching the baby birds. so sweet!!

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

Absolute joy!

Menopausal musing said...

What a beautiful post Jackie! How lucky were you to be there as it all happened!!!!????!!

Heather said...

Wonderful pics of your baby bluetits Jackie. I always feel for them making that first leap into the unknown. Hope the weather held for your village festival - at least it wasn't too hot.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

awwww - how sweet!

Susan said...

Not all of ours made it this year. We took the box down and found some dead birds inside.

We hope that one or two fledged.

We had a full lot go last year. Lets hope they are totally successfully next year.

Jill said...

Well done for capturing them on camera - they are so cute.

winnibriggs said...

It's a wonderful sight. We have never had bluetits fledge but several lots of blackbirds and the 'chicks' still come back to be fed.

Kitty said...

Oh well done Jackie- the pictures are lovely! I've never yet got a decent picture of a blue tit. x

Julie said...

Isn't it lovely watching these little babies fledging?

Judy said...

How beautiful.Makes me go "tingly" seeing little birds being cared for by their parents.What a delight!!I would have beenn wobbling the camera in excitement too.

Lyn said...

We have been watching the baby blue tits in the garden too, they are so swet and their parents are run ragged!
Love the last photo of the birs.
Love
Lyn
xxx

soggibottom said...

Well done Jackie.
We always seem to miss our's fledge.
They are always up earlier than me :-)
x x x

Emma (silverpebble) said...

Oh congratulations. You must be very proud x



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