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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Baby Birds About To Fledge

I shared a photo the other day of our kitchen window bird feeder, which was very popular, so I wanted to try and capture what I see numerous times a day. 
It took masses of stealth and patience.
Sitting up balanced on top of the kitchen units, squished into the corner and draped with a dark cloth...I patiently waited.
It's not like the image of a wildlife nature photographer, for sure...
...but thankfully it worked....eventually!
It's funny because I can stand at the sink working away or walking to and fro in the kitchen and the Bluetit just keeps on visiting and eating her way through our offerings. 
She's not in the least bothered about my presence. 
That is until I take hold of my camera, then she seems to become extremely shy.
Finally, I managed to capture Mum at work!
Hopefully the video will work for you.
video
I think her babies are nearly ready to fledge by the sounds coming from her nearby nest box.
I'm intrigued to see how many there are... who knows I might even be lucky and capture them leaving.
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Thanks for popping over to my place.
Enjoy your Tuesday everyone and hope to see you again soon

14 comments:

  1. How exciting for you to be able to watch this up close!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/06/pretty-view-in-ladies-loo.html

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    1. It was my pleasure Sue. I really never expected this feeder to be so effective and popular. Apologies for my late response...I've had visitors :D

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  2. That's very cool, some birds are camera shy I guess. Your work paid off and the video works perfectly.

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    1. I'm so pleased that it was a success Jeanna,
      The birds seem to be so focused on their need to feed the fledglings that they just don't seem to be bothered by us in the kitchen!

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  3. Well, I've used the word "fledgling" all my life but never until now realized that this noun derives from a verb "to fledge." Thanks for enlightening me!

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  4. Oh I wanna see but no video link. Is it on YouTube? Hugs to you from me and the Girls.

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    1. Oh that's annoying Nan...I'll try to get it sorted. I think it may be because you don't have Abode, but that's a guess.

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  5. That window bird feeder is just awesome! Watching her come and go all day has to be such a spirit lifter. Thanks, wild life photographer! ;)

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    1. (Hehe) I think I like that Rita, 'wildlife photographer' indeed!
      The birds seem to be so focused on feeding their little ones now...they just don't bother about us. It's brilliant to see them up so close.

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  6. nice quick little capture :) I stood for a long time in front of a bird box awhile ago trying to get a photo of the blue tit leaving but had to give up in the end and then of course he showed up :p

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    1. Oh boy do I know that feeling Jennifer. My arms were aching so much by the time I actually got a similar shot that you were after. It's one of my most favourite photos now...possibly because I remember how long it took me to get it and how much trouble it was.
      I seriously have total respect for wildlife photographers who spend weeks in hideous conditions waiting for that one shot!

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  7. Hello Neesie, the video worked well and it was fabulous to see this busy little Mumma busily getting those treats.
    I love your dedication whether it's hanging off the side of cliffs or perching (lol, pardon the pun ;D)) on top of your kitchen units! Good for you Neesie, I so enjoy all your photos :D)

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    1. Haha...oh yeah hanging off the cliffs. I remember that now!
      If you enjoy my photo's, then it is totally worth it Sue ;D
      I hope you have a great week ahead.

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