Friday, August 08, 2008

Baby birds living in the fern

There's a dying fern hanging from our front porch. The reason this plant is dying is because a little bird made a nest in the fern, and now Mom and Dad can't move it to water it. Last night, it was raining really hard, and Dad went to put the other fern out in the rain, and checked this one with the nest. He totally expected to see some abandoned eggs in a little nest. Instead, he saw a little beak open to the sky, either asking for food or saying "Back off, big guy." So Dad backed off, but he did get a couple of pictures.

Baby birds in the fern
This is the nest amongst all the ferny leaves.

Two baby birds
Dad pulled the leaves back to get a better view. You can see the two beaks of the baby birds. I hope the momma bird doesn't get scared away by all the activity of Mom and Dad coming and going through the front door.

(If you click the pictures, it will take you to the Flickr page where you can biggify them some.)

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