Sunday, May 18, 2008

MOTHER AND BABY BLACKBIRDS

I will not have a cable for my laptop until next weekend, so in the meantime all images this week will still be of Ramsey but from older stock. You may notice my real name appears on them as these are my copyrighted images from my sales site. I will answer emails and comments as and when I can. Basically when I can get access via the and only internet cafe or my partners laptop, when it's free, which isn't that often.

This was an image I took of a mother blackbird and her 2 day old babies. They were nesting in a conifer right under the kitchen window. We kept an eye on them, warding off cats and sparrowhawks as the nest was quite low to the ground, and not that well covered. When the birds were a few days old we had 4 baby blackbirds hoping about the garden. Yes I photographed them, and they even posed showing me their best side.

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40 comments:

Dragonstar said...

What a lovely photo! Wonderful to have them right under your window like that.

babooshka said...
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mrsnesbitt said...

Awesome!
We have blackbirds visiting our garden, I wonder where their nest is?

You will enjoy my photo today! LOL! You will meet the duck soon!

Sheen said...

beautiful :)
lucky lucky critters... & lucky you. :)

Picturing of Life said...

wow...wonderful shot

Will you visit mine Thanks

Indrani said...

So cute! You are very lucky, no such scene at my end. :(

juliana rw said...

love ur shot...

Hope you visit mine too Thanks

sandyshares said...

Excellent reminder of Spring we seldom see here in Florida

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh, that's so cute. You were lucky to catch a shot of this whole family!! Very nice!

Jilly said...

What a shot. Just beautiful.

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: Very nicely done with the capture in the nest.

Dan said...

A nice, snug little scene. they look as if you had told them "Ok, look into the camera now".

Tanya said...

What a great photo...they are so cute! How lucky for you to watch them right under your window!

Skittles said...

How nice they were so close that you could keep a protective watch over them!

Lake Lady said...

I would have copy-righted that one, too! Folks, if you haven't clicked to enlarge it, you MUST. The details are just too wonderful to miss.

Knoxville Girl said...

I'm impressed that mama bird let you come near - that must have taken a lot of patience on your part.

Texas Travelers said...

I love wildlife critters best.

Great photo.
Troy

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Fantastic capture!

Jules said...

Right under you window? How lucky are you? As usual - a lovely photo.

Gattina said...

Adorable picture !

Steve Buser said...

This is a special photo.

vero said...

This photo is very tender. I love it

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh gosh how adorable and what a great find so that you could take there photo

Daryl said...

Wonderful photo!


:-Daryl

AppleDebbie said...

What a wonderful, amazing photo!

Misty Dawn said...

This is a fantastic photo! What a great capture of Mother Nature and the critters!

ratmammy said...

what a wonderful opportunity to snap this photo! not something you see every day....

• Eliane • said...

Aww! I am releaved that they were just out of your kitchen window. I was trying to guess how you had taken this pic and imagined you on a ladder high in the tree, lol.

Musings said...

I'm doing the sky watch now and saw your beautiful shots but I love this shot of the birds and your flowers even more.

RuneE said...

Drat the date it was taken - it is the quality that counts. And this one has it.

Carletta said...

Amazing photo!

Jim said...

Imagine having to feed them every day. Great picture.

Rose said...

Oh...they are so lovely...

Louis la Vache said...

but but but "Louis" thought there were supposed to be four and twenty of them, baked in a pie!

"Louis" has an easy reciped for pâte brisée.....

marley said...

Great photo. I had a blackbird nesting outside my bedroom window in a bush. It was really interesting to see the chicks grow and finally fly the nest. I was so proud! :)

Ken said...

Very beautiful photo.

Katney said...

Technical difficulties all around. I have finally got a fix on my browser chut-down problem and can comment again.

I think.

evlahos said...

lovely capture. very beautiful colors

andrée said...

You did a great job protecting those babies. What a totally outstanding stunning photo!!

Willard said...

Stunning photograph. I like it a lot!

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