Sunday, December 05, 2010

The Babies

Our baby fantails have hatched amid great excitement. We can see it all from the kitchen window, but the little things are so used to us that I can go right up close and snap the progress. The other day I was taking a photo of the babies while neither parent was home. One parent flew in with a mouthful of food. She fluttered around me for a moment then flew straight in and fed her brood.

There are three of them - now getting too big for the little nest.

Close up. Only a mother could love 'em.

They don't seem at all worried by us or the camera. I am about a metre away.

It's funny watching them sitting on the nest now. Not really enough room in this abode for 4!!

We are hoping the little nest will last until the babies are ready to leave home. It's starting to get quite misshapen and squashed looking.


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