We haven't had a chance to go out birding recently. Mike's been busy at work. Prado is nearby, so last weekend we stopped by. The best find was three baby barn swallows on a branch with the parents feeding them. The bullock's oriole was stunning. The vermilion flycatcher was stunning as usual.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
We missed the first flight of the fledglings from last year's hummingburd nest, so we tried hard to take videos this year. Luckily, Mike called Chris on the phone just as the last one was leaving the nest, so there is a narration of sorts of this video.
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Friday, May 1, 2015
After a scare last weekend, things have returned to normal at the hummingbird nest. They are growing and the mother feeds regularly. Sometimes, we think she purposely sits on the babies to prevent them from being rowdy.
Monday, April 27, 2015
We have a camera set up that takes pictures of the hummingbird nest every few minutes and transmits them to the Internet. Yesterday, we noticed one baby missing from the nest. After verifying with a few more photos that the baby was missing, we started looking for it under the nest. We found it a few feet away and scooped it up and put it back. After a while, it settled in next to its sibling and we were relieved when the mother returned and fed them both.
They should fledge in about a week, and we will be nervously watching and hoping it doesn't fall out again.
We think the mother has got the message. Today, a windy day, she sat on the nest on top of the chicks.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Finches and Goldfinches