Saturday, October 13, 2007

Take time to lick the roses!

Momma Little Wattle Bird let me get this photo of her licking aphids from the rosebuds! A sweet treat for her, and elegantly served, dont you think?

Her eggs are due to hatch any minute. Tommorrow we will have Budgie Sunday as usual while I continue to stalk the nest.

13 comments:

Lavender said...

Tommorrow is day 16, so they are due to hatch But due dates and actual arrivals can vary, so I will check the nest each day when she goes out for her 'break'...I will also listen carefully during my next checks as sometimes budgie chicks begin to call before they hatch - how cool would that be to hear one of these?!

Anonymous said...

Very, very cool Lavender!!!!!!!!!!! Can you tell I'm excited? Hahhaaa. Yum, yum aphids filled with rose juice, those babies will be healthy once they arrive! Mum had better store all the energy she can get because she's going to need it! HAHA. Beautiful photograph Lavender :)

Ces said...

Lavender, I miss visiting your blog and will return when I am much better from this nasty flu. Don't worry, I am leaving this comment from the isolation ward. :-)

Lavender said...

Anon Tehehe Im so excited too! Ive just returned from hanging out some washing, and on my way back I saw her standing in the nest...at first I thought she just might be regulating the temperature as its quite warm today in the backyard...but she then was doing something in the nest and making soft sounds that I havent heard her make before....I think I will be looking toward the tree MANY times today :)

Ces Take your time and get better, maybe add some Chicken noodle soup, that always works for me...I hope youre feeling better very fast! Fingers crossed when you return we will have some little chicks to show you!

Lavender said...

1230pm...I just looked out the window again, and it looks like she is feeding chicks...wont know till I see chicks - but thats what it looks like!!!!! I wonder if she will take her usual just before sunset quick break today or if she will stay on them...how exciting!!!

kj said...

isn't it great to appreciate life well enough to appreciate witnessing this birth????!!

you rock, lavender!

BetteJo said...

Oh man!! I'm about to go to bed - maybe the length of time I sleep will be long enough for you to see if you saw what you think you saw - and to post pictures!!
Nite!

Anonymous said...

WHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

Lavender said...

KJ Aw shucks KJ, thanks!

BetteJo Oh BJ, what am I going to do? My Budige Sunday readers - can they handle the interuption to thier 'regularly scheduled program'????

Anon These record warm days mustve helped things along!

MUMS THE WORD!!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Do we get to see the same day as Budgie Sunday?????

Lavender said...

Anon Fingers crossed!!!! Im off to try again for a shot of them - (((OH please!!)))

LZ Blogger said...

A GREAT SHOT here! ~ jb///

Lavender said...

Thank you LZ Blogger! This pair of Little Wattle Birds has been very kind to let me get shots of them, Id spent months trying to catch them before this! :)