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.
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.
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