Friday, December 23, 2011
Garden Flowers and Hungry Beaks
About two weeks ago, I started noticing a lot of birds constantly darting out from a bush beside my window. Sometimes they'd shoot out in rapid succession, while sometimes it might not be so frequently.
One day, I noticed that they were doing this quite frequently, so I decided to investigate. As I watched, I started to see them always shoot out from a similar spot. Looking at the bush carefully, I suddenly saw... shock horrors... another bird nest, exactly like one I had eliminated from the bush a few months earlier which had sat in that bush for a year or two already.
As I watched on, it suddenly became obvious why they were coming in so frequently...
It was quite hard to get a decent shot of these. Apart from being cloudy and later in the day, I had to carefully balance getting "low contrast fog" from the slightly dirty window glare and the darkness of the nest (combined with the darkness of their feathers). Not the best shots, but these give an idea of how they looked.
A few days later...