Monday, October 15, 2007

1 day old Little Wattle Bird chicks


Now officially one day old, they seem to be going strong. It was very hot for a spring day yesterday, and so the parents did not have to sit on the chicks to keep them warm. Here Dad sits just near the nest having a break while Mum had a quick trip to the bird bath.

14 comments:

Lavender said...

I will be checking them daily.
I dont think I will be posting updates every day - will see how fast they develop...I dont expect they will bein the nest very long.
Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I love how wattlebird parents share the duties Lavender :) They look older already with extra fuzz!! HAHA!!

Lavender said...

Tehehe I couldnt decide if I was just imagining them being a little 'plumper' - perhaps they are...see how small the beak is, thats going to do alot of growing too...amazing!
Mum and Dad were taking it in turns yesterday, like a relay race :) I know alot of human couples who would envy that system :)

Bevson said...

What cuties and so fuzzy. I was expecting skinny naked chicks. I am so enjoying our reverse of seasons.

Lavender said...

So was I,Bevson, I thought theyd be all skin and bones too :)

That fluff is a great disguise, coming from the bright sunshine into the shade near the trunk - at first glance it looks like an empty nest - clever birdies!

Snoskred said...

Aww, how cute!

Cheers,
Snoskred
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BetteJo said...

Fuzzy babies, nothing better! It's so nice that Mom doesn't have to stay there constantly, nice to see an involved Dad!

Lavender said...

Snoskred Thanks Snoskred! Its been great fun watching them, they ought to just get cuter too!

BetteJo Fuzzy and growing fast, and isnt it interesting how much more involved so many animal dads are....she does does do all the sitting, but once they hatch they share the load - and it seems theres no debates on whose turn it is LOL!

Pawhealer said...

Im new to birds...so this is very interesting to me. Your pictures continue to amaze me. Its like the parents are "letting" you take pics.

They almost appear to pose for you.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

They must see you as part of the scenary.

kj said...

this is like watching the best science show. i just love seeing these creatures in their nest, alive and gaining strength in just a day. what fun!

Lavender said...

Pawhealer LOL Theyve given up trying to elude my camera :) I think theyve come to trust me, probally not enough to ask me to babysit, but thats ok! Tehehe

Captain LOL I am out in the garden enough thats for sure...maybe too they see when I visit the aviary - all those birds arent afraid of me, so why should they be??

KJ Oh KJ, youre so right, and they DO gain strength every day - on hatching day, just raising thier heads to be fed was exhausting, and the next day effortless and enthusiastic head raising - I love to marvel at such things, and glad you do too! :)

HARDWAX said...

Yes, I'm saying sweet as well, because they are, and so is dad.

Lavender said...

:) Hardwax I love the way Dad is peering so attentively at the nest, nothing is going to go wrong on his shift! TEhehe