Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bye, Bye Birdies

And just like that, they were gone!!

So just in case you blinked your eyes and missed a post,
let's recap the details!!


On April 22th the hubs and I discovered this.
I shared this picture last week for World Bird Wednesday.


 On April 25th, we were able to see one baby.
This was my update on Thursday for Nancy's Blog Hop.


 On April 28th, while mum was off looking for food,
I was able to get a quick shot of both babies.
I saved this photograph to share today with World Bird Wednesday.
I never dreamed it would be my last image.
When I checked the nest today, they were gone.


Please stop by and view all the amazing birds from around the world.


38 comments:

  1. It's such a beautiful chronicle of life. I'm so thrilled you brought us all along.

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  2. They didn't even leave a note :(

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  3. Chuckles at Andee's comment, Yes, a note would have been nice!!:(

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  4. Wow, they take off that fast????????

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  5. Let's hope they flew the coop, and nothing nasty happened! Great shots.

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  6. Wow I wonder where they went. That seems really fast.

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  7. Can't believe they did the same thing to you. I was so disappointed when they left the nest here as well. Not a note, to thank us for all we did. Those birds, I tell you.
    Atleast you were able to capture these photos and share with us.
    The surely did leave quick.

    ANA

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  8. I hope some kitty didn't find them... that seems like such a short time.

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  9. I was thinking they left awfully quick too. Wonder if that is normal?

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  10. Just googled -- takes 14 days for hatchlings to leave the nest. Does that sound right?

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  11. Wow, they didn't hang around for long. Amazing pictures - thanks so much for sharing.

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  12. At least you were able to get some pictures. They are so cute.

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  13. All grown up and off to university!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  14. What a lovely find! I do hope they make it to adulthood.

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  15. Beautiful photographs Deb. I can imagine how supprised you were to see the empty nest.
    gr. marijke

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  16. So lovely captured, love the second photo where the little one looks out undernieth mummy :)

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  17. Maybe they were just out for a quick flying lesson....or running errands with mom!?! Crazy how you can tell they grew in just three days!!!

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  18. They are FAST!! The bush outside our guest room at Amber's is full of mockingbirds! They are Louis Dean's favorite!

    Loved getting to see your pics!

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  19. Hi Debbie, what a cute post. The two babies are adorable. How quick they grew. Thanks for sharing, wonderful post and photos.

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  20. The kids grow up so fast! Great pics. Glad to be able to see what a dove youngun looks like.

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  21. A great series of photos.

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  22. OHHH what cute babies... I been to busy to check my computer..glad I got to see them here...and don't they fly away fast??!!

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  23. Hi Debbie! Wow, you got some great shots of the babes. I'm sorry that they flew away.

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  24. See what I miss when I'm away for a week??!!?? WOW, what an awesome experience and photographic captures!

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  25. Mumma may have moved them to another part of your garden perhaps.
    They mature quickly so you may see them hopping around in some bushy undergrowthy area.
    Beaut photos Debbie :D)

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  26. Well, I guess that is good news. :( They just grow up too darn fast.

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  27. Great pictures, I wonder what happened to them, seems too early to fledge.

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  28. Great shots.
    I wonder were they are, hope they're ok.

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  29. Seems kind of fast to me and those little guy's didn't look quite flight ready...well, who knows? You do make an interesting observation though about how quickly these birds become independent unlike their human counterparts!

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  30. Great shots of the nesting doves!

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  31. And they didn't even say good-bye? Isn't just like a child, grow up and be gone! Humpf!

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  32. Well if that isn't something odd. I don't think they could have flown off but I don't want to think about what may have happened to them either.
    Thanks for sharing them with us even for such a short period.

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  33. Amazing photos. I can't believe how soon the babies leave the nest.

    xo,
    Danielle

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  34. Life and death can be cruel. Poor little mites, I wonder who enjoyed them for a snack? The loss of chicks or lambs or any other baby animal is always saddening. At least you made a moving and beautiful post from this family tragedy.

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  35. Oh Debbie! How perfect is that shot with the one little one ?! It is amazing you were able to get so close. The doves that frequent my yard are very shy :)

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