Saturday, January 16, 2010

Just A Little Prettiness 5


This is my National Geographic plus Sir David Attenborough moment happening right inside my little back garden! A pair of common black birds (turdus merula) have decided to build a home in our humble backyard, the two little chicks were very busy exploring the garden and one of them actually came into my studio one morning. These chicks are still learning how to fly and the parents have been rather busy hunting and feeding them non stop. Here are some of the photographs I would like to share with everyone. One of them was hiding underneath the tree fern (photo above)
P.S I miss you mum!

The other was waiting to be fed on the tree branch, my presence was completely ignored.

Still waiting.........

Later I found out daddy bird has been bringing baby bird food when I was not looking, the adults are extremely camera shy.

35 comments:

  1. This is really sweet! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. It is wonderful you were being ignored! Great shots!
    Cheers buddy!

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  3. These used to be a bird nest under our roof, and that almost drove my cats crazy...I meant they had to hunt for them and whenever the birds saw my cats sitting at the bank of windows....they dared not to fly home.

    Have a great weekend!
    Angie

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  4. Amazing shots! They must be attracted by the smell of your food to decide to become your neighbour :D

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  5. Wow....beautiful pictures! I love bird watching. Hey, I just wonder whether they were waiting for your food :D

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  6. lucky you!!!
    What a tenderness, have a nice W.E.

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  7. OK, that post just put a smile on my face. What a lovely moment! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

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  8. น่า รัก มาก! คุณ มี ชื่อ พวก เขา? :)

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  9. bonjour,
    je t'offre un prix que tu trouvera
    sur mon blog
    bonne fin de journée

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  10. So sweet..really love the last click :-)

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  11. Very sweet indeed! Great shots!

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  12. great snaps and what a treat to have lil chicks in your garden

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  13. Awww cute. I love seeing baby birds!

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  14. What a great post! Must be so wonderful when nature comes to you! )

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  15. Yeah we get national Geographic moment too everyday! Mosquitoes and flies :(
    The photographs are wonderful!
    V&S xxx

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  16. so cute and lovely pics of the bird.

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  17. 看了很溫馨啊!謝謝!

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  18. Thank you everyone, t was very sweet indeed! I was very lucky to have experienced the whole thing!

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  19. So great to see the other side of you! Photos are great!

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  20. Harriet from CarltonJanuary 17, 2010 at 7:59 PM

    This is rather sweet! Thank you!

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  21. Yeah, I know it was so fun, isn't it? There was one time an armadillo spent a night at my front door cupcoard! It was so cute!

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  22. this is such a rare sight in todays concrete world....lovely!

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  23. So sweet.
    Thank you forthis beautiful pictures.
    See soon.

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  24. That is so very cool! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Fantastic....Amazing when you're blessed with these moments in nature!!!!!

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  26. Wow! That's fantastic, and what great shots. Isn't is great to experience nature up close and personal?

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  27. so nice birds here they sleep during winter !! cheres from paris Pierre

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  28. Do subway rats count as National Geographic? Thanks for sharing your real natural moment.

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  29. These are so beautiful !The close-up on the bird is stunning. There are two sunbirds building their nest on one of my potted plant in my balcony these past one week. There were altogether 5 times the sunbirds lay eggs and hatched their babies in the same nest... my hubby had since removed the old nest as there were so much bird droppings on the wall and floor. This time round we will just let them build the nest and have their babies there. Will update on the photos.

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  30. tricia,
    Thanks :)

    Harriet,
    Thanks! Aren't they sweet!

    My Little Space ,
    Thanks! Wow that is so cool!

    s,
    It is very rare indeed! :)

    Saveurs et Gourmandises ,
    Thank you very much! :)

    Velva,
    You are welcome! :)

    Kitchen Butterfly ,
    Indeed! Often we just have to stop and look for these moment!

    Lyndsey ,
    It is true! I look out for them all the time :)

    pierre,
    Haha it is mating season here! Keep warm!

    Ann,
    Thank you! :)

    Devon,
    Yes they do actually, there was an article about rats not that long ago :)

    Cumi & Ciki,
    Very cute indeed!

    Pearlyn,
    Thank you! That is a nice story and can't wait to see those photos :)

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