“Stop tickling me.” “Don’t move, I’m picking the bugs off you.”
“Hey, big sis, what is that lady doing?”
“Don’t look, I gotta pee.”
“What is that big silver thing flying up there? That is one big bird.”
“I need a stretch and a yawn.”
” I need to climb over this branch.”
“Who put this branch here?”
“Bye, bye, lady.”
It was a sad sight when I got the spoonbill nest at the Lowry Park Zoo. There were only 3 babies and last weekend there were 4. I knew it was going to be tough with 4 babies growing up on that small nest. One step too far and it’s into the gator exhibit for a little baby bird. At least the remaining three seemed to be doing well. They are growing up so fast. A week after I took these I had a friend who stopped by and the three were still there. It’s still going to be risky as they start flapping their wings and branching out. They still have a long way to go. The babies are so cute though. I’m going to try to get back there at least once more before they fly the coup.
Amazing clarity. Sorry that one of the chicks didn’t make it. 🙁
Beautiful shots of these interesting birds.
Fabulous photos, Dina. So sorry the ‘gators got one of the babies. They really are cute as they stumble and fumble around, aren’t they?
Oh wow, not just spoonies but babies!! Too cool. Sad news mom lost one, but so it goes in nature I suppose.
Beautiful shots. I hope these three little ones survive.
those are adorable. you’ve made a great comic strip out them.
Wow, so great to see these babies. I think it was nibbling at the waxy shafts off the growing neck feathers.
Really great post. I’ve never seen the Spoonbill rookeries, I need to get over there one day.