Monday, July 19, 2010

It’ official… only 2 baby birds

When I looked into the nest yesterday morning I saw 2 babies and one egg. Too bad the third egg did not hatch but I guess the parents have enough to do with the two they have. Until the afternoon they fly and feed the brood all the time but in the afternoon when the sun shines on the flower baskets one of them sits on the nest constantly. I think it is to keep the baby birds from overheating. I noticed that then the parent has it’s beak open most of the time. I wonder if that is how they cool off?? That’s what dogs do but do birds do the same thing?  Normally they spread their wings. As you can see I am not a birder ☺
I try to take pictures but as soon as I enter the balcony the Mom is there and chirps at me. Also when I look into the nest the babies just lay there. They must sense that I am not supposed to be there and they just play dead.
We had a pancake breakfast with our friend Heather this morning, It was a very pleasant visit and her company is always welcome. She is a childhood friend of our daughters. Heather visited lots of times when she lived in Kingston with her Mother and we lived in Gananoque. The kids are still good friends although they live very far apart. Heather has a bed and breakfast in Gibson on the sunshine coast. She was telling us that there are only 2 small hotels in Gibson and most visitors stay in bed and breakfasts. She really enjoys running it.
We had a few clouds this morning and it was a lot cooler but after lunch the sun came out full force again and it got hot. I changed from shorts and sleeveless blouse to long pants and long sleeve t-shirt and then back to shorts and blouse. That is Vancouver Island for you ☺

Good night everybody ☺



Sandra said...

I didn't know you lived in Gananoque. That's a really nice little town. It's not far from us now!

Gypsy said...

I would rather know that one of the eggs didn't hatch, than to think one of the chicks died for some reason.

Vera said...

I agree, Gypsy. I was glad when I saw the egg. If it is whole I'll keep it as a memento.
Sandra, we lived outside of Gananoque on the road that led to a dump. Don't know if it is still there, it was around 1970. Nice town and great pie at the Boston Cafe.

Judy and Emma said...

Thanks for following my blog, Vera. I hope you find it enjoyable. Are those robins nesting in your hanging plant or house finches?

Nicki said...

I don't get it. In one of your posts it says the third baby hatched and it sure looks like there are three in the nest.

Vera said...

Nicki, at the beginning I thought the 3rd. egg hatched too. It was hard to see how many little ones there were. Until I saw the 3. egg still in the nest. I did not know for sure.
Hi Judy, the birds are Oregon Junkos. We have lots of them around here. Thanks for your comment ☺