Monday, 29 June 2020

Birding close to home

The bird sanctuary we took our baby birds to posted photos of them, plus a PSA, on Facebook. NOW they post it! Our little two are in the photo. One is in the far corner. The other is the wee one on the left. You can see the size differences.

Here is our baby bird #1. This doesn't look capable of surviving outside the nest. Just sayin'. JB found one dead on the ground in town, during his morning walk in town.  It looked as young as this. Definitely a hatchling. 

This is bird #1, day 1. Next, bird #2, day 2. We kept #2 overnight. 

Their PSA.


I went out into the front yard to fetch trailcams, as is my regular routine. The birds were calling me. I need not go far to see some. Birding is quite difficult for me. I cannot see with my dominant right eye. I kept hearing a bird I was unable to ID. There were several on the front lawn.
They are lousy shots, into the bright sky, but for those who enjoy the bird songs...




Finally, despite singing its little lungs out, I saw the singer.


The song sparrow is still nesting.
 

13 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

It is nice birding close to home! I love the cedar waxwings, but all the birds are beautiful. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

Christine said...

So helpless and tiny. Jenn you have to find an ophthalmologist even in Toronto maybe this is an emergency at this point.

Anvilcloud said...

There is certainly an array of sizes in that photo.

Tom said...

...interesting poster, I never know the right thing to do.

Karen said...

All of the babies around my place seem to have fledged and moved into the bush. It's much quieter around here this morning. :(

Nancy J said...

The poster is good value, but sometimes the babies look so frail, and mother nowhere near . They are hard to find in the greenery, and your eyes are like mine, most things are getting a bit more blurred every week. NOW, I have to wait at least 12 months until surgery will be safe. And so be it, I have a choice, and mine is life.XXXXX

RedPat said...

The sweet baby birds!

Powell River Books said...

That's a great chart. When the Barn Swallows used to nest under the eaves over our front porch it was common for babies to fall or be pushed out of the nest. We created a huge pillow to help make their fall less dangerous. Even so, each year we would find the remains of some that didn't make it. I've used the margarine tub trick for a temporary nest but it wasn't successful in attracting the parent back to the chick. - Margy

Ontario Wanderer said...

The waxwing is the only one we have not seen lately. The others are almost daily somewhere along the trails or at the bird feeder.

Very sorry to hear about your eye! I seem to be having more and more difficulty with my eyes too but not as bad as yours yet. Take care!

Red said...

Well try birds with hearing aids. You can't tell what direction the call is coming from.

Lowcarb team member said...

That poster is good.

All the best Jan

Kay said...

It’s good to know what to do. I remember as little kids finding a baby bird. My brother and I thought the best thing would be to feed it milk. Ummm.... it did die. We didn’t know better.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Adored these little snippets of bird song. Such a special time of year!