Friday, October 19, 2007

5 days old, Little Wattle Bird Chicks





We lose alot of details in the pics when making them small enough to load on your screen in a resonable time. So to help you see more detail, the second pic is a larger view of the first. (If you want it bigger, just say the word!)

In the first shot you can see how they are beginning to nicely fill the nest, and that more feathers are poking thru, mostly on the wings so far.

But in the second shot, you can see that feathers are beginning to emerge around the beak of one chick. This same chick appears to also have a bit more beak growth as well. Thier eyes are still closed.

In the third shot is our stalwart Mum, totally non-plussed at my getting this close. And to think just a few months ago, I despaired of ever getting a good shot of her - and now I have a truckload.

Never give up Foks!

9 comments:

Lavender said...

This morning as I look out the window for a first check, I see my sunglasses are hanging in the tree above the nest....the tree took them off my head when I took these shots yesterday LOL!
Brain is still on fire - thanks everyone for your well wishes!

Bevson said...

I love them resting their chins on the edge of the nest. That is some beak!

HARDWAX said...

I'll bet this is exciting for you, to get the shots each day, and thanks for sharing. Beautiful!

BetteJo said...

That's some spectacular photography there Lavender! I tell you what though, those beaks are starting to look dangerous! Are you sure these are the right chicks?

Anonymous said...

Too right about never giving up Lavender! HAHAHHAAAA. We need a combined blog just for the hundreds of wattle shots now :)

Your images are blowing me away! Loving that as they grow we are seeing increased detail :) I'm joining you in the firebrain club today ...

Anonymous said...

Feel like*Mutating?*

Pawhealer said...

The mother bird seems to know your taking pictures. My dogs have gotten the same way...they don't seem to mind that I am always poking a camera in their face....its now the norm.

I love the mama bird. She is so regal.

catnapping said...

These babies are sooooo adorable! I'm squeaking with cooos. I love you for posting these. I'm so glad I followed Anony's link.

Congratulations on your new family.

Lavender said...

Thank you everyone!
I appreciate each of your comments, sorry Im not responding individually today - taking my migraine back to the cold dark room - see you soon!