Sunday, January 9, 2011

sunbird nest

Joy of joys! When I left a sunbird had been building a nest from the hanging pot outside our bedroom window.  I wasnt too excited as I had heard they often build decoy nests. as they had last year see sunbird nest.
Upon returning from my holiday though I discovered we have little babies:  (I think 3, but one seems more adventuresome)



 Look how it is just hanging by a thread!  Isnt nature awesome?

9 comments:

  1. That is an awesome sight indeed. It must be a very strong thread to be able to support momma bird and the babies. And the nest is so close to your window too.

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  2. They are wonderful little birds. You are so lucky.

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  3. Oh how wonderful ... what a treat to have this just outside your bedroom! These little birds build such an amazing structure ... and, as you say, it literally seems to be hanging by a thread.

    We had one hanging outside our kitchen window a couple of years ago ... but the eggs were eaten by something one day. The Sunbirds have never built there again!

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  4. Absolutely wonderful! I always regard it as an honour and a blessing when birds choose to build anywhere near the house. Your sunbirds have certainly blessed you!!!

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  5. Oh I have never seen such a thing before.... how lovely to have that so close.

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  6. Solitude rising,
    The whole thing just looks as if it could fall apart at any moment!
    Missy,
    They have got quite friendly and dont move from the birdbath when I am out gardening. Now building the nest for their babies is the final stamp of approval I think!
    Bernie,
    Maybe this was a good choice as I dont think any predators could reach it here.
    Desiree,
    I do feel blessed, and quite protective of my new little family!
    Kate,
    It is truly awesome to be able to witness this miracle.

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  7. That's awesome. It does look like it might fall apart anytime though. But I am quite sure, this little one will learn to fly in no time.

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  8. One,
    I hope I catch that on film!

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  9. That is too cool. Glad to see you back in the tropics after your Christmas holiday!

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