Thursday, August 27, 2009

Watching them grow up.

Our little barn swallows are almost ready to leave the nest. If you're very quiet when you walk into the garage, you'll see this.

If you're not quiet, you'll get this.

One of 'em's a coward.

They are *so* close to leaving the nest (compare this picture to the same birds last week) that I sat down to try to get some good pictures. My goal was to get a picture of their parents feeding them, but I had a bit too much help for that to happen.

I was able to get this ...

and this ...

and this.

When I came back out by myself a few hours later, the nest was empty. And so it goes.

4 comments:

Farmgirl_dk: said...

What great pictures - all of them!
Glad you were able to get a shot of the 3 babies perched on the edge like that. Look how fast all the babies are growing up....sigh...

Sherry said...

We had some of these nest over our apartment patio when Gerrick was around 18 months. He had a sand box out there and it was so awesome for him to watch those baby birds while sitting in his sandbox. :) He would get so excited when he'd see them and sign "bird, bird, bird..." (We didn't think he was ever going to speak, but that comment is for another post) ;)

Joy said...

How cute are they! It's a wonderful thing that your kids were able to see them grow up like this. You captured some great pictures of them. :)

Bona Fide Mama said...

so precious. excellent pics.