Observing nature, especially birds, is one my favorite things to do. I keep my camera close by because I enjoy catching them in the act, whether they are perched on something around my deck, or taking a dip in my bird bath. Along with the bird bath, we provide feeders and birdhouses so we can view them more closely. There are also plenty of woods surrounding our house to attract birds and provide natural habits for them. I have located a few birds’ nests that I check on periodically to watch the newly born baby birds. BUT as much as I enjoy birding, I vow to NEVER become one of those “bird” ladies
(no offense to any bird ladies out there). You know, those “older” women who wear bird-themed clothing or carry bags with bird-themes on them. In fact, everything in their wardrobe has birds on it! I love my cats, too, and I vow to never become a “cat” lady
(no offense to any cat ladies).
With that being said, I want a clear understanding here at the tesserae, that though I may write posts about birds, DO NOT think I am a bird lady. I just enjoy birds and like to photograph them. Period.
Now that I have that out-of-the-way, I would like to share some of my most recent photos of some baby birds. 🙂
This fledgling chickadee looks so cute with its unkempt fluffy feathers.
The baby chickadee takes a drink and a little splash.
Catbird eggs look similar to robin eggs, but they are a deeper jewel-tone blue.
These baby catbirds hatched just a few days ago.
One baby catbird lifted its head after I moved the branch a little. I guess it expected its moma with something to eat.
*UPDATE - photo taken May 25, 2011