Featuring Digital PhotoArt of Rainbow Creek
by: brendasue

The Birds of Rainbow Creek

The Birds of Rainbow Creek
by: brendasue of Kates Cabin Bird Sanctuary in Waller County, Texas

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Photographed in my Garden Today: New Baby Birds! by: brendasue

Welcome Everyone!  New Summer Baby Birds in the Nest. Come in and have a Look.  Nature Break!

Floating Rose             by:  brendasue

Hot, Hot, Hot and More Hot. I love these Hot Texas Days in August, but most of the flowers in the garden would rather be at ninety instead of 100! The first coldfront is just around the corner.

Butterfly basking in the Sun                     by:  brendasue

Today the Photostudy Special is:  Baked Birds In Nest.  Here at Kates Cabin in the backyard garden is a nest of baby cardinals. This is the third set for Big Dad this year! 

Let The Class Begin!

Take a look at this nest. They have used plastic bread wrapper from somewhere as part of the building material!

When the baby Cardinals hatch out of their egg, they have no feathers and their eyes are not open. They do not get out of the nest until it is time to fly away.

The babies spend most of their early days sleeping.  If you touch the side of the nest, they will wake up and open their mouth waiting for food the Mom and Dad bring them. They like worms and fat, juicy bugs. The only way they get liquid is from what they eat. They do not drink milk. I have never seen a parent bring water to them in the nest.

They have a fuzzy down  that will be replaced by feathers soon. They will be ready to fly away in 5 to 7 days from now.

Above you can see their fat bare belly. The feathers are starting to come on the wings.

The necks of the birds look odd at this point.  They are so flat.

His eyes are just beginning to open.  Hello, little one.

See if you can locate the little ear holes under the eyes.

This concludes our Photostudy on the new baby birds at Kates Cabin.  If you know someone who has never seen a baby bird, please share this blog. My Grand Daughter loves  this little nature book I am writing. It is important to bring Nature into Your Life.

This is the Daddy Cardinal. They grow up to have red feathers! (the males)  Females are brown.

Who Is This Watching the Sunset?

Yes, you are right, it is a hummingbird watching the sunset with me!

And, There goes another Day......Gone Forever. (But I caught the sunset for us!)

Goodnight All. Thanks for stopping by.

.....this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek

Happy Trails To You



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