Sunday, May 25, 2008

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it


These little guys are hanging out, waiting for mommy to return.

They look hungry!

Here are the parents!

If you look closely, you'll see a bug in the mommy's beak.


And, here she is, feeding the baby.


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30 comments:

Jules said...

Rhea, How totally cute is this? Lucky you for getting their pictures. Now I know, since you did a time-lapse kind of thing, that they must be somewhere close to you. So where do these little guys live?

Sue said...

These are awesome shots! Thanks so much for stopping by, and your warm welcome to CC :)

Rhea said...

Jules, thanks! I nanny two days a week, and the nest was at their house, in their backyard!

Sue - Thanks for stopping by! Camera Crittes is the best meme out there!

Misty Dawn said...

Fantastic post! These baby Barn Swallows do not seem like they are being very patient to wait their turn ;-) You did great capturing this!

Sharon said...

Wonderful! I love that first photo with them all looking hopefully over the edge of the nest, so cute. I can't resist baby birds went they squak with their mouths gaping wide open waiting for a meal.

Rhea said...

Misty Dawn - Barn swallows, is that what they are? Thanks for identifying them for me!! lol

Sharon - They did make cute little noises everytime they heard their mother come flying by. And she was very upset I was taking pictures, even though I wasn't close to the nest at all.

i beati said...

barn swallows??nice pictures and car!!

Rhea said...

i beati - Thanks! I am in love with my new car. It's so nice not having to worry about things not working, and to have so much extra room for people!

Shannon H. said...

Great photos...the babies are just too cute.

Catherine said...

They look like swallows, anyway, their nest looks like a nest of swallows. Love this pictures. They're so "Nature"

ratmammy said...

wow!! amazing photos!! loved the ones with the babies waiting to be fed!

Kittilicious said...

Fun! I love watching baby birds... they are one of the most amazing creatures. Great shots, too!!!

April said...

Those pictures were AWESOME!

carrie said...

it's so cute when they open their beaks for food! they're so little!

riversongs said...

Wonderful series of photos. I especially like the one with all their little mouths open, waiting to be fed.

Snooty Primadona said...

Wow! Those are the most precious pictures ever. You must have a great camera and an excellent eye. Those little begging mouths are just priceless.

Steven and Aisha said...

Oh wow! These are awesome photos! Amazing! So beautiful. You've captured good moments.

Tina said...

You are a very patient photographer to take those pictures. Great job! Thanks for dropping by my blog.

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Giggle! said...

OMG How precious!!!! xx

Valarie said...

Very good pictures! You did such a good job getting those shots.

ByJane said...

wow! incredible shots. what camera and lens were you using???

SKELLER said...

great shots! we have swallows, too and a couple of these mud nests attached up in our eaves. interestingly, tho, our swallows build their mud nests directly on the stucco on the SIDE of the house with just a little hole for entrance/exit (unlike yours that have the whole top open like a traditional nest). weird, huh?

Lilli & Nevada said...

how adorable you did so good in capturing them i love the ones that the babies do look like they are singing

CHATTI PATTI said...

Rhea........OMG.....we have the same nest, same birds, on our porch. They are soooooooo awesome and have been around for the past 13 years. They've only rebuilt their nest twice. Love em!!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Too cute! I love these pictures. :)

mousey said...

wow! perfect shots

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viel said...

wonderful pictures well done!

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├╝berburber said...

no way, did you really take those? I love the open beaks! OK, now I really have camera envy!

AppleDebbie said...

Is this what they mean by "a mother's work is never done?" Great photos!

Rhea said...

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and leaving a comment!

I really did take these photos. It wasn't at my house but at a friend's house. I spent a long time sitting there waiting for the mama bird to show up, climbing up on a chair to get good shots of the nest, etc. It was time consuming!

I used my camera, which is a Powershot S5, kind of in between a SLR and a point-and-shoot. It has AMAZING zoom capabilities, more than any other camera I've had.