Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Saturday Snapshot

 Saturday Snapshot (originally hosted by At Home with Books) is now hosted by West Metro Mommy Reads. To participate in this meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don't post random photos that you find online.
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A few years ago (June '09) I posted photos of the progress of some baby birds we had at our house (details are here and here). Robins make nests everywhere around my house and we just had a new batch of birds take flying lessons from their momma last week. She built her nest in the eves of our porch and when our dogs went to investigate the babies hopping and "flying" in the driveway, momma bird chased one dog all the way to the backyard! (No birds were harmed but my dog was scared and we were entertained.) I thought I would put up old photos again since it's quite timely.
Week 1 - Robin builds nest in wreath on my porch (I still have the wreath with the empty nest!)
Week 2 - beautiful blue eggs
Week 4 - ugly baby birds
Week 5 - cute baby birds
Week 6 - hungry baby birds
Week 6 + 2 days - crowded baby birds
Week 6 + 5 days - learning to fly baby birds, and they never came back


16 comments:

  1. What a fun photo series, I'm glad you reposted it! I love one of the birds all crowded on top of each other in the nest.

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  2. Wow, what an amazing photo essay! So cool to see the progress.

    Sue

    Book By Book

    Big Book Summer Challenge

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  3. Fantastic photos. The eggs are so beautiful, and it is amazing how dramatically the birds change in a matter of weeks.

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    1. I was shocked they grew up that fast!

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  4. We have a Robin's nest on our front porch right now. I think the babies have hatched but they're heads are peeking out yet and the nest is to high for us to peek in.

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  5. My mom just had some babies fledge and she was excited about it, well, until she realized the mess they left behind she had to clean up. LOL! We don't have any baby birds here. But I'm patiently waiting for our gorgeous and voracious caterpillars to turn into black swallowtail butterflies.

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    1. Birds are amazingly talented with their nests but it is an awful mess. You can see the gunk on the side of our house. Ick.

      I bet the butterflies will be beautiful! I hope you share photos with us. :)

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  6. All I can say is Awww!!

    Love the egg photo best!!

    Here is my snapshot post

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  7. Wow! What a great documentation of the process. I love getting to see them grow up!

    Joy's Book Blog

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  8. How A W E S O M E!! Do you not use that entrance? Seems weird that they would build a nest there.

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    1. We don't use that entrance much but we do walk on that porch when we go around the house. The momma would fly away every time we cut through there but she never went far. She would perch in a tree, watching and waiting!

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  9. I love your series of photos this week. I almost felt teary when the birds flew away !

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  10. I remember and love these pics! They really are some ugly birds at birth, aren't they?

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  11. Aww! It's always so much fun to watch baby birds hatch and grow up.

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  12. Oh! I am so glad I popped in and saw this series of photos. What fun to watch and capture in pics! Thanks for sharing.

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