Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Diaper Duty


The titmouse parents busily flit to the house...
bearing insects and seeds as food for their babies...
dropping in head first...
and emerging with a dirty diaper (a poop sack from one of the baby birds).

They'll drop it away from the birdhouse - don't worry, these diapers won't clog up any landfills.

41 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great captures of the Titmouse. It will not be long before you start to see these juvies, how cute.

Samantha said...

Great shots..and this is one moment that I don't envy birds their wings. I'd rather be dealing with diaper duty with hands! ;)

Deb said...

all natural...great photos...

Judy said...

I love it...I'm going to show my hubby this bird house. We want to add more around the yard and this one looks like a perfect one to put on the trees here. I looked yesterday and they are pretty pricey here.

Dani said...

lovely shots.

Cathy said...

Pretty cool. I didn't know they cleaned up after their young.

Debbie said...

oooohhh you have babies, how wonderful. cute pictures, GREAT narrative. enjoy grandma!!!

Jan n Jer said...

How sweet...it always amazes me how the birds keep house!

Michaele said...

Poop sack? Who knew? I am getting such an education here.

wayside wanderer said...

Ah, love these little birds even better knowing they are tidy.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Even though cloth diapering is a lot of work, today I can be grateful that I don't have to remove the diapers with my teeth...

Sandra said...

yet another thing i did not know that i learned from bloggin. who knew about the poop sacs, I did not!!!

Dar said...

What a good Mommy...even the birds need changing.
Now I know where some of my old fence boards are going,~~~into houses for the wee ones.
BlessYourHeart

Woody said...

I was not aware they are so attentive to keeping a clean house, nice sequence.

Farm Girl said...

You get the most amazing pictures.
I should sit out by my swimming pool and do that, all of the bird carry their poop sacks and drop them in the pool. It just makes me laugh that they go to all of that trouble.

Changes in the wind said...

You got me on that one...poop sacks. Had to go to google and look it up. Great shots you were able to capture.

bon bon said...

wow! this is a new one to me as well! i suppose this box could get pretty stinky inside if it wasn't cleaned out. your little titmouse is the epitome of the happy homemaker.

Dawn said...

hehe...now that is MY kind of clean!:) Glad to know they are also environmentally friendly;0)

Jennifer said...

Cute titmouse post!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great captures.I have tried so many times to get those 'diaper' shots,but without luck.

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Wow - I learn something everyday while reading your blog!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

We have titmouse (is more than one titmice?) at our feeders. I should make a nesting box for them. Is this design what they prefer? I need to do some research. Google!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Texwisgirl, Very tender pictures. Nature is good! Have an excellent day!

don said...

This is a fine domestic series showing how the titmouse manages common problem of having the very young around. Fine post.

Cher' Shots said...

I love the title 'Diaper Duty.' The little things about nature just blow me away.
'love & hugs from afar'

Robin said...

Theresa, great capture! Great shots!

Rebecca said...

Too funny-thanks for the laugh! Great photos :)

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

This was a funny post, makes me laugh:))
Have a nice week:)

Dina said...

Great shots of the titmouse. We don't see them here very often. I didn't know they kept such a clean nest. Can't wait to see the baby pictures. They must be really tiny now.

Nancy said...

Who knew? I swear I learn something new from your blog on a weekly basis. :)

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

Not only your pictures are a treasure but also is the way you write your "view" of what is happening.

The Diaper Duty made me giggle with pleasure and endearment.

Ms. T, you are fantastic!
xxxxxx

Gone Country said...

I learned something new today! Who knew they were such tidy birdhousewives! Great shots!

Amila Kanchana said...

Wow,good parenting!

Martha Z said...

I've seen bluebirds do this.

edenhills said...

Great capture of family life.

Teresa

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

What a great post and what a great series of pictures. I had no idea that birds did this. I wonder what they wrap it up in.

Allison said...

Barn red... to go with your barn. I love that birdhouse...even more than the fancy ones! xo

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

who knew! haha!

such amazing captures!

betty

Inger-M said...

Yeah, somebody has to do it! :-)

Rose said...

I did not think about calling it diaper duty, but that is what the wren was doing down home...only I didn't see where he came from but he always went to this one rose of sharon bush and dropped it under it...I guess it needed fertilize!

Linda said...

I like it..."Diaper Duty"!

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