Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Crazy Birds! Angry Parents!

Yesterday in a thunder and lightning rainstorm our little swallows were having flying lessons from their screeching parents. The rain and wind was so intense that I couldn't take photos, but you will have to imagine the fear those little birdies had. One even huddled down on top of the ceiling fan on the porch and dared not get off. The other three were braver. They weathered the storm!

The photos below are the present situation. All four babes are still trying to master this flying feat and have advanced to the blades of the fan. (Excuse the iPad photos--from inside a not so clean study window- that I made a few moments ago.)

If you look carefully, you can see two on one blad and the other two on another.

No birds flew off. The wind just moved the fan blades a bit.

Here they all are again. Looks like they haven't even moved!

Now you know they must want to fly over to get a drink of water from our pond.

9:17 am


Another Empty Nest Syndrome?


Anonymous said...

At least baby birds dont come back once they've successfully flown the nest lol.

homeschooljewelrymom said...

Nice pics. Gotta love nature :-)

Beth said...

Poor little babies! I hope that they are OK.

Paulette said...

Cute baby birds, lovely nest, but I know that they must have let some kind of mess for you to clean up.

Janneke said...

These pictures are such fun, I love these cute little baby swallows. Nature is wonderful!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Neat pictures. They have a good vantage point from up there.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great pictures! They have a nice vantage point from up there.

Anonymous said...

Prachtig Linda!
Zo mooi om te zien dat nieuw leven zijn eigen weg vindt!

Lieve groet,

Wendy Bellino said...

We found a baby wood duck a few weeks ago. The mother never came back, so we bought feed and a light...he ate and then a few hours later poor little thing died. I don't think I would have made a very good "country girl". I had a hard time shaking that off!

Alie said...

Vind dat toch zo mooi hè. Wij hebben hier ook heel veel vogels in de tuin en ze zitten 's morgens al te wachten tot er wat naar buiten gegooid wordt. Op het moment zitten ze van een oude tros druiven te eten.

Janie Junebug said...

I've had empty nest syndrome since 1998. Do you think it lasts that long for birds?