Thursday, June 16, 2011

Update on the baby phoebes





Sadly, one two fledged/fell and ended up in the paws/claws/jaws of Tuxedo, our barn cat (definitely a possibility when they nest in the barn beams).  I hope the rest of these cuties will hang tight for a few more days until they can fly strongly!

65 comments:

Texan said...

Wow don't ya know after seeing that, the others are thinking, I am not leaving this nest! Fly no way forget it I am so not going there!

Dar said...

Peek a boo going on in that last photo...hope they make it, if for no other reason that they are great acrobats at catching mosquitoes.
BlessYourHeart

Roadside Rustic said...

Ahh that is sad about the baby tweets. They're so cute. But I bet Tux feels like a big bad cat.

Kathy said...

And how cute are those? Too cute!

Life is good! said...

what sweet photos! darn those cats but it is the circle of life. i just don't like it much. have a good day!

Montanagirl said...

They're pretty cute.

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

TZhey certainly look like they have been eating good. You can't blame Tux for just doing his job.

Lorilee said...

Awww, so cute. Hope rest stay put till they can fly.
Blessings,
Lorilee

barbara l. hale said...

They are adorable! Too bad about the one, but that's nature.

Deb said...

that darn food chain...hope the others make it through...

mountain mama said...

oh my gosh, it looks like they are looking at you so intently like...what are you doing here lady?! how funny!!!

mountain mama said...

they are making the cutest faces...how funny!!

Robin said...

T, great shots! I love the way they are watching you

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those faces are so cute.Stay in the nest,little ones so you don't become supper for the cat.

IanH said...

Why not confine the cat for a few days? Great photos!

Sandra said...

they are so cute with their mouths wide open, hubby would say they are just like me, never shut up, blah blah

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Great shots!! But it is sad about the Phoebe, but know it's a way of life that we can't control. I remember we had a beautiful butterfly sitting on some flowers a couple of years ago, and I marveled at how pretty it was and the dog ate it--As I said, some things are just out of our control...

Larry Ostby said...

I love that last photo. Peak-a-boo. We have a kitty issue also. We had to pull a couple of bird feeders. Kitties took advantage of a good thing. Great pics.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Texwisgirl, Well your kitty was doing his barn job just not exactly how you planned him to do. Those little Phoebe's are so very cute! Excellent pictures, too! Have a super day!.

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

They are really sweet, and I hope they will live until they are able to fly:)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Now Sinbad would NEVER do such a thing. Honestly, I don't think he'd know what to do with a bird, mouse or whatever. I know, it is embarrassing but I love him inspite of that one and only short coming of his.

missing moments said...

That's the part of nature I hate .. Love the expressions on the three remaining ... no way a I leaving!

Jill said...

So sad about the two that didn't make it but these photos are priceless!

Snappy Di said...

life on the farm.... hope these birdies make it out into the big wide world safely.

Di

Michaele said...

Dang! (about the cat) But those are super cute photos. You gave them something in those open mouths right?

*The Old Geezer said...

The one in the middle looks like one of my granddaughters :-)

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, the babes of the Phoebes, they are superb.

Hilda R.B said...

They are so cut. You are so close to them. Well done.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I guess that's why we take photos -- here today and all.

That last shot is adorable. I hope the "peeker" didn't fall. Just saying...

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Oh so cute! Don't you just love it when you can watch from the time they are hatched to the time they fly away? Good day for Tux, bad day for learning to fly!

Margaret said...

If your cats didn't get them, something else would. Our horses used to step on them and we would find them all flattened out... Yes, these three should make it. I don't know why nature designs the nests so small - I'm not so sure it is the hardiest that survive so much as the luckiest! :)

lisa said...

Oh, I am so sorry you lost 2 of them :-(
These little ones are growing so fat, and they are so adorable!

Gail Dixon said...

Sorry to hear you lost a couple. They are just precious. That one peeking around the corner on the last shot just grabbed my heart strings and pulled!

Mrs.B said...

So cute! We have babies too- in our trees, our bushes, over our back patio lights...
:)

bon bon said...

i'm giggling over the progression of these photos and how the little fella in the back row gets more curious with each shot. :o)

bon bon said...

oh...and bad kitty!!

Kerry said...

Our tuxedo cat was like that too, and for a few weeks every season I tried to keep him indoors, where he stared out at the bird feeder, gnashing his teeth with anticipation. Unfortunately his karma caught up with him and he became prey for a coyote:(

Pricilla said...

It happens. Sadly...
They did look like they were singing two part harmony there.

Ms. Becky said...

how comical they are!!! when I saw the first mouth open I was hoping to see the second do the same. you get the best shots, really. the third peeks around to see the action. this was like watching a movie. sorry two didn't make it. but that's nature. these are fabulous photos.

Tricia said...

So, you're saying there were 5 to begin w/? Wish they could make their nests bigger... that would be step one to survival! heheheee! Poor things

beth said...

oh that circle of life.....is it just me or do the heads on these babies look funny :)

Marissa ♥ said...

Oh no! :(

I hope these survive!

They sure are cute little things with those big ole' eyes!

wayside wanderer said...

They are adorable. Don't they look stoic?

Debbie said...

they should really build a bigger nest, don't ya think?!?!

great photo's, these are so darn cute!!

so i did a little trespassing and found a nest just like this, i am going to post the pictures tomorrow but they are not nearly as good as yours.

i got caught on the trespass...gotta be more careful. i sure do wish i lived on a pond, i would not have to seek out blog material!!!!

pattisjarrett said...

Sorry to hear that. Birds have a very low chance of survival their first year, now we know why. Hopefully the rest will be ok.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I adore the last photo with baby bird peeking around its siblings! LOVE!

JATunnell said...

I don't seem to mind the cats catching mice, but it kinda hurts to see them taking out the birds. I've had a cat killing my little finches that are hanging around the house. Just wish we could "train" the kitty's not to hunt the birds.

edenhills said...

OH. I Keep telling the dog and cats that squirrels/bluejays are our friends and we don't eat our friends, but they don't necessarily think my friends are theirs. Darn it.

Teresa

Stewart M said...

Hi there - nice set of pictures - hard not to feel protective about them - we had some black birds in our front porch a year back - I think most of them made it out to the wide world!

http://payingreadyattention.blogspot.com/2009/12/there-may-be-danger-on-edge-of-town-but.html

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

AJ said...

Oòòòh these are so cute...what a beautiful capture!

SquirrelQueen said...

They are so cute, I love the way the third one is peeking around to see what's going on.

Two bad about the other too but Tuxedo is just doing his job.

gowestferalwoman said...

Acckkk! They are soooo stinkin' cute and you CAPTURED it perfectly!

uhmm, well, kind of like tuxedo... ;p

But your photography is PERFECT!!!

Allison said...

Arg you're a lucky duck! To have these little cuties in your RED barn. Can you feel my nostalgia from way over here? :)

Hang in there tweety-birds!

Shifan said...

Ha ha you have baby visitors?

Becca said...

OMG! These babies are so adorable...so sad about the two. I have two cats but they live indoors only and they love to sit at the window and watch the birds I feed in the garden. :-)

Vintage West said...

They are so cute with their beaks wide open, I hope the rest make it too!

Buttons said...

Oh I always hate when they fall out of the nest. Hope these guys will be flying soon. B

Louise said...

How adorable! Look at those bright, cheery faces. Soon they will be flying all around your house!

Cindy said...

These guys look so serious. Bet they're off flying around on their own by now. They sure grow up fast.

Arija said...

Cutest triplets I ever saw. A nestling's fall can be fatal, in more ways than one. Can't blame Tuxedo for a welcome snack.

Paula said...

Awwww.... poor little birdies. Stay in the nest as long as you can, little one! *grin*

Rose said...

They are adorable! It is just too bad that one animal must die to feed another...

bailey-road.com said...

These are really cute babies.

Lesa said...

that peekaboo shot it too cute!!!

Amila Kanchana said...

You sure have lots of cute babies to show! Sorry to hear about the two who didn't make it so far,wish good luck to these guys!

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