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Baby Chicks

Chicks in the nest IMG_5342CChicks in the nest IMG_5337CChicks in the nest IMG_5335C Yesterday in the afternoon I saw there were baby chicks in the nest. Four small heads and beaks.  Unlike to what I replied to a friend blogger they do not scream for food, which I thought would be the case, because the sparrow chicks under our garage roof are loud and scream loudly for food. I think they were there already on Monday afternoon when I first saw one of the parents there. They may be about a week now. I read they are ready to leave after 14-16 days. I hope I will still be able to take some more photos, some better photos of them. W’ll see.

Nesting Bird

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Last night I saw a bird in a nest in an apple tree. Could it be a fieldfare (field fare) ? The tree is very close to the sidewalk just on the other side of a fence. I shot a couple of pictures but, they were no good because of backlight. I went there again today in the morning, in the hope to now when the sun light came from the back be able to get a picture or two. I only took a couple of pictures as I didn’t want to disturb the birds too much. Soon there will be leaves and more difficult to spot the nest and harder to photograph.

The Black Grouse

I was having my morning coffee when my husband, who was out walking Canelo, called me. Yes, this time he called me 🙂 You better grab your camera and come quickly he said. The black grouse is here again. This time with two female. I was still in my pyjamas but I dressed fast as a fire fighter. On the road I saw the bird running towards me. He is a fast runner. I was able to take two pictures and a short video clip before he disappeared. I think neither the pictures or the clip are good but my husband says they are good enough to post on my blog. I still hesitated but after all decided to post them. At least you can hear how the black grouse sounds. Unfortunately I saw no female birds. But, who knows, maybe I soon will be lucky enough to see them also.

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Pheasant

Yesterday I saw five pheasants in the middle of the road to get to the other side. They saw a car coming, which caused them to run in all directions, like headless chickens. One of them dared not and ran back.  I stopped to see whether he would manage or not. Fortunately, he waited until no more cars before he crossed the road. Many years ago there were a lot of pheasants around here. One could hear the males crow early in the morning. I have no idea why they disappeared but now they’re back.

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