Monday, June 16, 2008

Little Baby Bluebird

Here is the reason that Papa Bluebird was on his lookout post in Sunday's photo.

He was trying to protect his little baby bluebird who was "frozen" in place. This is one of two babies that were nestled in the grass next to our house. Their parents kept urging them to get up or fly or something, although someone said they look too young to fly. They sure got out of their nest somehow though!
We noticed them when our cats kept pitching a "fit" to go out. No such thing! They weren't feasting on these sweet babes! So, we closed the curtains, left them alone, and a few hours later, the birds, including the babies, were gone. However, we noticed one of the babies sitting on the ground near one of our bluebird houses later that day.

9 comments:

margaret atkinson said...

this is seriously the sweetest thing i've seen for a long time! thanks for the smile.

Dina said...

What a sharp photo. You can see every feather of that cute baby.

Jen, aka ChinaMom2005 said...

great shot. We had baby robins this year and I had a heck of a time trying to photograph them, so I now appreciate bird photos so much more.

Alexander said...

That is a real difficult shot to capture! Perfect timing! Well done!

Alexander
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Lucy B said...

Awwww - so adorable!!!!! What a beautiful, clear photo.

Ms. Hays said...

AWWW - soooo sweet! I'm sure glad you didn't let the cats out... They're too cute to be eaten!

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Halcyon said...

Awww... that baby bluebird is so cute. There was a young mockingbird in our yard awhile back. His flying prowess did not seem that well-developed. But I haven't seen him lately, so I guess all is well.

Z said...

We keep our cats indoors as well, one reason being the same as the one you mention. What a lovely little baby -- I hope it goes on and 'prospers'. :-)