"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

What The Heck


I thought I had uploaded/downloaded a video before, but tried everything thrice to get it to work.  Seems like 1 minute and 6 seconds is too long to add to blogger.  

Anyway.... I watched this second hatch of sparrows leave the nest yesterday.  Mom and Dad both joined in to coax them out.  Kind of like potty training - exasperating for them.

This was the last one.  So much cheeping and calling from the family, it finally decided to fly.

31 comments:

  1. Though "M" is hard for birdie lips to shape, I could distinctly hear quite a few creditable "C'Mon!!"s from Mom and Dad.

    Don't you just love seeing little creatures "find their wings"? My favorites were always watching or baby mallards dip that first toe carefully into the pond., then dive right in, sailing away for life.

    That swallow family sounded so very familiar---it's as if there was even one indulgent parent standing in front of those first baby steps with a handful of M&M's.

    So life goes on . . .

    r

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    1. It was fun to actually witness Rachel. The video was not. What's up with that? It is so small when I finally tried and loaded it on Youtube you can hardly see it. I give up with the video thing.

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  2. I like how the bird house rocks along with all the activity. :) Cheep-cheep-cheep!

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    1. Yes, they are evidently going to lay some more eggs. Mating.

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  3. I love watching all the birds in our houses these days:)Yours too.

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    1. Wish I could have shown it in a better light and closer (Bigger!).

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  4. What a sweet little video, happy little birds, they chose well :)
    ~Jo

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    1. It was a learning experience for us all.

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  5. awwww mum oh mummmmmmmy mum mum mum mummmy must I ? ? ?
    nnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooo whowwwwwwww this is gud !
    I've got wings !
    Love your video.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    1. Gayle, after about 30 minutes alone, it turned back in that black hole then leaned back out. Siblings and parents were all calling it to join in.

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  6. WHAT a privilege to see. And hear.

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    1. I watched each one go. They are all staying together out in the trees. Parents still feeding them.

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  7. Donna, I love the idea of it being rather like potty training.

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    1. I thought the father was exhausted. It seemed his job to coax them out. Mom was with the others in the trees.

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  8. Hi, Donna--I saw this vase on eBay and remembered yours. It is the same model, yes?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bride-Groom-Vase-and-Erte-Lady-Vase-as-found-/263000406211?hash=item3d3c0bb8c3:g:aY4AAOSwK6RZJKfK

    It is lovely, anyway. :)

    Love,

    Val

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  9. So sweet. Thanks for sharing:)
    Mr and Mrs Bluebird finally got the kids blasted off. I got to see the first one make its maiden voyage.

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    1. You were lucky Sandra. Especially with Bluebirds. They always leave when I turn around.

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  10. Wow! What a moment you have captured!

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  11. I love watching the babies fledge.

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    1. Seems they are all together in the trees. I have to stop putting seeds in the feeders. Rats have overrun my garden eating the seed. Moles, gophers and now rats. I can't win.

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  12. I love watching the babies leave. I think I told you about the baby hawk that sat on a branch for two days, mouth open, calling for food, before it wised up and left.

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    1. I have noticed for a long time the birds that fluff up their wings and cheep at the parent. The small birds seem to do it longer than the raptors.

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  13. When you watch them close you become part of the family

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  14. How lovely to watch and the sound coming forth is glorious. Warm greetings to you!

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    1. And to you. The father nearly lost his cheep. Greetings to you.

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  15. I love birdsong in the morning with a nice cup of tea. I had to take down the hanging baskets on our porch. Last year pigeons built their nests there and we had pigeon poo everywhere! I hung the birdhouse out in the trees this year, so we could still witness the nesting - without the mess!

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    1. I've been overrun by Norway rats in the lower garden. They were feasting on the bird feeders. I've fed birds for 40 years and it is with a heavy heart that I have to quit. Where are the cats? Don't wish for snakes. I wonder how they grow those English gardens we all love so much without attracting varmints. I'm having trouble catching them. It's always something.

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    2. Just the other day, I stopped to chat with a neighbor in Arizona who has many bird feeders hanging in her yard. It was a beautiful sight to see and she much enjoys it. Despite that, all I could think of was - fallen birdseed attracts mice and mice attract rattlesnakes!

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