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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

World Bird Wednesday "XXVIII

We've had a lot of house sparrows at the feeder lately, and last week babies turned up too. They mostly hopped around the deck, having a go at some sunflower seeds without managing to get the shells off. So they were constantly chirping for their mum to feed them. A lot of the time she ignored them, but sometimes she would do it. I got pictures of the feeding scenes several times, and it was so adorable and I am grateful and humble to have been able to watch it. Needless to say, I got nothing else done that day, but it was worth it! :-)

I love how he has his "training wheels" out!





I'm cold and wet :-(


Mummy, mummy, feed me, pretty please!











Was that it?

I know, I'm adorable!





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21 comments:

Barb said...

Just a wonderful series of shots!

forgetmenot said...

Inger, Too cute and I love your captions! Such fun to watch and even better to get great photos. I know what you mean about "devoting" the day to photography and blogging. I spend WAY too much time at both, but everything else will wait till another day, so why not do something I enjoy. Mickie :)

Martha Z said...

This is a wonderful series, Inger, I wouldn't have gotten anything else done, either.

Trisha said...

The babies are just so cute a fluffy :) Great shots!

Bill S. said...

Great series of shots.

Springman said...

Training wheels indeed! That is to funny. Rarely do I see a post that tells such a beautiful story as yours does. Your pictures are totally endearing Inger!

Fjällripan said...

Wonderful! So sweet with the training wheels, you have taken a beautiful serie of this cute ones :)

mick said...

A great series of photos. Young birds are so cute and your photos have captured them perfectly.

Ishtar said...

Wow, those sparrow babies were just adorable!! So lucky you got to follow them for so long... I'm not surprised all else had to wait! :-)
Warm greetings from West Africa,
Esther

Stewart M said...

Hi there - very nice set of shots of a common bird - shows that just because a bird is common does not mean it’s interesting.

According to a person who came out to talk to me when I was photographing the Corella flock was about 3 times as big the day before I found it!

Cheers Stewart M

eileeninmd said...

Inger, great captions to go with your birdie photos. Thanks for sharing!

Tammie Lee said...

such amazing captures and glimpses! So cute too.

holdingmoments said...

A lovely set Inger. A common bird in some places, but always worth watching, especially when they have the young with them.

BirdingMaine said...

What can I say but adorable! Fantastic captures!

Andrew said...

Beautiful images Inger of a little many bird people take for granted.
Although they appear to be common in the UK their numbers have reduced so much over the last 30 years or so they are on the RSPB red list.
The young are lovely to watch ..so vocal.

Joy said...

A day well spent, so we can all share it here. The last shot is so unusual, beautiful.

Sondra said...

Aww how cute these shots are!!

MarieElizabeth said...

That's amazing to see up close. Love your narratives too.

bailey-road.com said...

What a sweet series of shots! You did a great job capturing the interaction between adult and fledgling.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's a wonderful post Inger. I'm catching up -- could comment on all of the above posts that I've missed while being busy (I hate when that happens ;>)..)

But I think this one is my absolute favorite -- I love that you got pictures of the baby birds being fed. Just amazing. they are so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Cute family! People hate house sparrows here since they compete with native birds for nesting spaces. But, I'm trying to get over it.

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