Saturday, July 16, 2011
Baby Birds and Baby Bugs
While weeding last weekend in the front yard a little bird flitted about. It was incredibly hot and the little raptor was just sitting in the ferns with it's mouth agape. Presuming that it was hot I provided a small shallow container of water which it did manage to take a few drops of. I continued weeding as the mother bird, a chickadee chirped and flew here and there landing on the electrical wires, the nearby bushes and trees. Keeping a close watch was she. The chick did not even have it's tail feathers fully grown yet. Here are some clips that I took of it, I actually could have picked it up in my hands, that's how close I was.
Also, something is happening to the chrysalis. A definite change - see for yourself in the two bottom pictures.. I don't think it is going to be much longer before the metamorphosis is complete. I hope that I don't miss it.