Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Baby Bluebird: Day 21

I feel like a private detective, sitting in a van and snapping photos through a telephoto lens (except that I'm on the deck, crouched behind a pot of summer snapdragon) and I fully expect the neighbors to call the cops any minute.

When I came home from work, I heard the baby chirping and saw him peeking out of the hole. (Look closely at about the four o'clock position and you can see his foot grasping the opening.) Obviously (s)he is just about ready to leave the nest.

Here's the mother, apparently trying to coax the little one out with a tasty grasshopper. As of 4:45, he's still inside. I really hope I get to see his first flight!

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