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Fred's nest

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Here's a little treat from a couple of years back for all my wonderful Spark friends.
I know you all love nature and I apologise if some of you might have seen this before but I love it and think it's well worth a re-show!

The blurb on the set page tells you about Fred but basically he was a blackbird chick I raised after his mother was taken by a cat...a blackbird is a common garden bird here...he stayed around and the following year he and his partner nested in the garden.

I decided to to follow their progress taking only one photograph a day, this is the result.

The set follows in date order and if you click on the slideshow link in the top right hand corner it will take you through the pictures.
For more information instead of using the slideshow you can click each picture separately where you will be able to read my comments and observations...I'll warn you now, some of it is pretty sad, but that's nature for you!

I hope you enjoy it.

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MARTHA-ANN 3/23/2012 9:44AM

    Thanks everyone, I was pleased with my following of the eggs to chicks, enjoyed it too!

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ECONLADY 3/22/2012 11:40PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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SUE_2U 3/22/2012 6:23PM

    Wow! FOUR generations! That is amazing and wonderful! Thanks ever so much for showing these photos. I appreciate them very much. I hope you don't mind but I am sharing them with my son who loves birds, too. He really will enjoy them. We used to keep several feeders going and watch the birds all winter and in Summer had the hummingbirds fed, too. They would come so close and hover right over us, even come to the window if the feeders were low. They are smart!

I have raised a robin, before. One fell from a tree during a windstorm, just as it got some pinfeathers, still pretty naked. The tree was much too tall and I was not able to climb back up it and return it to the nest. I raised it and it rode around on my shoulder most of the time. I had it for over a year and Worm, his name, stayed in the house with me most of the time loose. I had covered everything with sheets. He was not potty trained, which was a problem, but he was such a delight. It took so very long to train him to fly. I think that is why he stayed with me so long. Finally he flew off one day after riding around on my shoulder half the day. I have no idea what happened to him.

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MOM2ACAT 3/22/2012 3:38PM

    Fred is a cute little bird! Your pictures are beautiful.

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