Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Nestlings




This week at Cookie's, 
our favorite local restaurant,
the regular patrons aren't the only ones being served.



In the back room, just outside the window,
tucked under a retro green awning,
4 hatchlings are getting their meals from Mom and Dad.




Last week, recently hatched, 
they already knew how to order what they wanted off the menu.





They kept their parents busy with their appetite,
and a varied menu ensued.





The babies are noticeably bigger this week, and, with the first feathers sprouting,
they're starting to look a bit like robins.

It won't be long before they're on their own,
but I imagine they'll always carry with them
fond memories of their first meals at Cookies.






24 comments:

mick said...

Great photos - how lovely to have them nesting so close where you can see them so well.

Sandra said...

What adorable captures of those growing baby birds and those little open beaks! Not sure I care for their choice off the menu much though!! Still, mother knows best! Great captures!

Gillian Olson said...

Wonderful pictures, it isn't often that we get a close look at nestlings, thank you.

Larry said...

Excellent shots of the American Robin nestlings Connie! I love this time of year when all the birds are nesting!

Kim, USA said...

Excellent shots. Never had these kind of photos it's fantastic!
Kim,USA

eileeninmd said...

Cool shots! It is great when you can see the nest and the birds do not feel threatened by you watching. The nestlings are adorable. Great captures.

Stewart M said...

Great pictures - you can see where the inspiration for the ugly duckling stories came from. Whatever they grow into, most birds start out as real shockers!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

lisa. said...

Oh my goodness Connie, they are absolutely precious, and how fortunate you were to be able to photograph them!

Gary said...

Loved the post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pat said...

What a great viewpoint you have! These are wonderful shots of the nestlings and their busy parents.

fjÀllripan said...

Oh how sweet! Great captured by you :)

heyBJK said...

What great shots, Connie!

Lisa said...

Connie, these are simply precious! What a great seat you have to watch the beauty of nature playing out. We just had baby cardinals hatch and go out on their own. Wonderful shots.

kammkphotography said...

Oh how adorable, what a wonderful thing to see. Great photos.

Carole M. said...

such a great photo opportunity! Fabulous pics!

Beverly said...

Oh my goodness, Connie. These are the most precious baby bird pictures and story I've seen!!! I have a huge smile on my face just enjoying your post! Have a wonderful week!

Springman said...

I can't begin to tell you how much I like your first shot. From one home to another. Wow!
;-)WBW!

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Gemma Wiseman said...

Those little open mouths are so enchanting! What a wonderful sight to see so close!

Noushka said...

How awesome to have birds nesting at your windowsill!
You must have the feeling that they must feel safe and protected, so close to you!
And what a great opportunity to watch them!
Fantastic, Connie!

Jodi said...

I really do believe that God leads you to these places to capture the beauty of His creation. He trusts you to do a great job. And you deliver.

Kia and Zeno said...

Awwww, so so special and cute! Thanks for sharing! :D

Liz said...

How wonderful to have this nest right outside your window!!

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh wow, what fantastic shots,
Connie!
such a sweet gift
to Cookies
and you
and how beautiful this share:)
-Jennifer