Flying lessons going on in the backyard

I have another bluebird update for you.  I knew it would be any day that the baby bluebirds would fledge and as it turned out it was today – Saturday morning!  I let Aspen out this morning and noticed the mom and dad bluebird chasing everybody out of the yard – the other birds and they even flew after Aspen.  I noticed something rustling in the bushes so I got Aspen back in grabbed the camera and started watching.  There was a little baby behind the bushes – she must have been the slow learner – so I spent the next little while watching her as she tried to fly.  Here are some pictures.

baby 1 - out from behind the bushes hopping on the stones

baby 1 – out from behind the bushes hopping on the stones

 

baby 1 - trying out her wings

baby 1 – trying out her wings

 

baby 1 - getting a little bit higher

baby 1 – getting a little bit higher

 

baby 1 - I got up on the wall - now what?

baby 1 – I got up on the wall – now what?

 

She got down and spent some more time hopping through the bushes.

baby 1 - I got up on the fern - yeah me!

baby 1 – I got up on the fern – yeah me!

 

baby 1 - I made it up to the steps - hey I'm looking at you!

baby 1 – I made it up to the steps – hey I’m looking at you!

 

baby 1 - I'm going to get up these steps - I know I can - I know I can.

baby 1 – I’m going to get up these steps – I know I can – I know I can.

 

baby 1 - here I go up the steps!

baby 1 – here I go up the steps!

 

baby 1 - mommy I found you!  I'm trying mommy did you see me?

baby 1 – mommy I found you! I’m trying mommy did you see me?

 

That was the journey of baby nbr 1 as I watched.  I also found the other babies up in the trees here are some pictures of them.

baby 2 up in the tree

baby 2 up in the tree

 

baby3 in the tree - mom was feeding it

baby3 in the tree – mom was feeding it

 

baby 3 and mom up in the tree

baby 3 and mom up in the tree

 

baby 4 - this one is much bluer than the others.

baby 4 – this one is much bluer than the others.

 

I hope you enjoyed watching these babies from eggs to now!  Now to watch for a new nest and another set of eggs to come.

monika-signature-018

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Flying lessons going on in the backyard

  1. Your baby bird photos have been wonderful! I’m amazed at all the action you caught. Thanks so much for letting us in on the nature story happening in your yard.

Comments are closed.