May 14, 2009

the team

Okay, first of all I apologize to anyone who is not as smitten with this little family as I am, but I'm positively obsessed at this point. From what I have read the daddy's main job is to keep an eye on the nest and protect it from predators. Well not this daddy. He flies up and scoops out the waste products (which are conveniently located in a tidy little sac) and supplies food, and mostly just lovingly stares at his sleeping brood (top photo). Then Mom flies in (bottom photo), and he flies out... a seamless and well orchestrated transition... so sweet... sigh.
"To me, the garden is a doorway to other worlds; one of them,
of course, is the world of birds. The garden is their dinner table,
bursting with bugs and worms and succulent berries"... Anne Raver


Anonymous said...

Awww! How can I not be smitten by this wonderful family. ;-) LOVE IT!


Terry Rafferty said...

I'm smitten, so keep on posting :-)
A friend that I paint with has baby pet finches, we've had alot of fun watching the same process at her studio. The babies are suddenly as big as the parents, exciting and sad to watch them prepare to leave the nest.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Wonderful photo's of the mothering process. Later, when they become teen-agers, she will wonder why she didn't push them out when they were still in the eggs, *giggle. Teasing aside, how you captured these is amazing. Great job.

Tracey Mardon said...

Faye, the photos are a little gift each morning. I'll be a little sad when they're gone.

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

I'm attached to them, they have such a special quality to them.

L.Holm said...

Oh, Faye, they are wonderful! I love the series of photos. It is amazing to see these miraculous little babies, and the devoted parents. Thank you for sharing these. It's wonderful!