Friday, February 10, 2012

Bird Nest Update No.2

Update on the nest of the Yellow-vented Bulbul in my garden:
The eggs have hatched! I managed to take quick snapshots of the 2 nestlings whenever the mama bird flew off in search of food to feed her babies.

Newly hatched nestlings -they are featherless
and the eyes have not opened yet. Hubby commented that
they look like the colour of roast chicken...!
The following day, they get a little stronger and
are able to lift their heads a little.
A few days later the 2 of them settle into a routine -
they will nap in the mornings and
pop their heads out of the nest around 3pm onwards
with their beaks open, waiting for food
The papa bird and mama bird are very protective of their offsprings and would always be on the lookout for danger. The birds are quite used to my presence as I am always going in and out of the house but whenever they spot hubby, even though he's watching through the window from inside the house, they would sound the alarm with some loud bird calls and the little nestlings would immediately lower their heads and stay very still in the nest.

Week-old nestlings - they have grown more feathers.
Soon they will be pretty like their papa and mama!
Papa bird perched on the fence,
keeping a watchful eye over the nest.
We're thinking of setting up the videocam, like we did when the sunbirds were around, so hopefully we can capture a video of the little birds when they learn to fly.


YuinTing said...

Those photos are clear and nice.It is so wonderful to be able to witness the whole process!

Sunny-Cookie said...

Yes, it's an exciting experience as my family and I watch their progress day after day :)

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Sunny-Cookie, love this posting, very interesting and as far as I know it's good luck or fung shui or Karma, whatever should a bird fly into a home, and building a nest is real good luck.
You sure one very creative photographer. Outstanding shots!

I guess you got no cats, huh?
You have fun, and keep a song in your heart.
Best regards.

Sunny-Cookie said...

Hi Uncle Lee,
Nope, no cats and now no more birds either...the next update about the birds will be rather sad