Saturday, October 27, 2007

13 days old, Part 2



At 1pm I checked the nest again, the first chick had fledged.
At 5pm, I found Im now an 'empty nester'.

Good luck little Wattle Bird friends!

19 comments:

Lavender said...

Observing Mum and Dad's movements thru my backyard, Im certain that one chick is in our macadamia tree, and the other, in a neighbors yard.
It makes sense to get out of the nest as soon as you can...sitting defenseless in one spot for a long period makes you more likely to be spotted by predators.

Anonymous said...

Yes, GOOD LUCK little ones!!! This is where your SERIOUS bird stalking begins Lavender ... HHAHHAAAA. Going to jump the fence?They know you, so don't be surprised they eye what's cooking in the kitchen or that sandwich at lunchtime ... mine are eyeing Jack's fruit right now! Great photographs again :)

Lavender said...

Oh Thanks Anon! I hope they will stick around the area - Im going stalking now!

BetteJo said...

Oh my God that was so doggone fast! I'm not sure I'm ready for that empty nest. :( Sigh-h. Are we ever?

Lavender said...

BetteJo I guess not, I, really going to miss these little ones.

Cricket Video said...

I love the wild life in Australia. It was one of the reasons i moved here and is one of the reasons i still live here. Nice blog. I love the pictures.

Rami

Lavender said...

Thanks Cricket Video - Rami! Oz certinally has very unique flora and fauna, Thanks for stopping by!

barkfoot said...

Oh no!! What am I going to watch now?! I'm missing the little chaps already. Less than two weeks and they're up and flying, that's incredible.

Ces said...

Will they ever come back to the nest? If not, will the other birds use it? Maybe you can save it Lavender and keep it to remind you of this beautiful event.

Ces said...

I keep looking at the series over again. I love tracing it from the beginning. What a transformation!

Ces said...

Thank you. I am not spamming you. I just have quick fingers and click on submit before I finish my thought! I wanted to say THANK YOU!

Lavender said...

Barkfoot I know! Im at a loss myself, and just as amazed as ever at how they do it!!!
There is one more installment tommorrow!!! And if they happen back to visit, hopefully these chicks wont be camera shy!!! LOL

Ces You are quick, tehehe
I love your enthusiasm and really do appreciate the Award (I will be posting about that soon, Happy Dance!)
Anyway, your question: I dont know about the nest, I will be watching it thats for sure - like youd expect anything else from me? Hahahha If its truly going unoccupied, I might collect it - I was surprised how clean it is! :)

www.photo-effe.com said...

nice to teell us the History of this little small birds

Nick Phillips said...

Hey Lavender, you planning on renting out that empty nest? LOL!

Young Werther said...

OMG love spring time. Thank you for sharing the beautiful story of the chicks growing up.

BTW nothing wrong with being a rightie, I'm one too ;-)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

It's what happens with all parents...their young ones fly the nest.

Catherine said...

Sad day, sad day - but not for those lovely little birds! Imagine being able to fly! How wonderful!

Tricia said...

I just caught this post and it drew me right into the previous posts on this subject.

It reminds me of when I saw a birds nest fill up back in my home town as a kid.

Nicely done!

Lavender said...

photo-effe My pleasure, Ive enjoyed having this family in the backyard, sure made shooting them easy! LOL

Nick Aw yeah! Why not? ROFL! Birds could pay thier rent by letting me photo them :)

YW Thank you x 2, Mate! ;)

Captain Though I will miss them, I will keep the camera handy in case they come to visit! :)

Catherine To be able to fly must be wonderful - closest I can get is on my bike! LOL

Tricia Ah, then youve had the pleasure to watch this wonderful process before! Hope it brought back many good memories...Thanks for stopping by!