Monday, June 25, 2012

Oh Mister Bluebird










The Killdeer fluttered and chattered down the trail, announcing his arrival on the trail. It was a windy day and all the flowers introduced themselves as he passed.A tiny bluebird house was just ahead and he stood watching to see if a bill of one of the parents might show out the hole in front. He waited for a moment and walked cautiously toward the home. Taking out the nail that held the front door he carefully opened it to find a new clutch of eggs. He smiled seeing a second set of eggs in this old house. Walking across the prairie he went to the next house and found some tiny birds hungry and eager to be fed. He shut it quickly when the father swooped in and walked off to the side hoping to get a good photo of him, but his presence kept him away.He hoped to return and see the parents again, sighting a beautiful bloom across the plain.What a wonderful day to enjoy out on  the prairie.









17 comments:

  1. beautiful photos. I love the first one with the new year's growth coming out of last year's. I noticed a third cardinal nest in my yard, this time in the pole beans. at least two eggs but it is higher up so I couldn't see in it all that well.

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  2. Another great group of pics. My favorite is the nest and eggs...wow!

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  3. Ohhhh!! Look at the new Babies!! Cool shot Steve!!
    They're All pretty!!
    hughugs

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  4. Colorful day on the prairie with birds flowers and cows.

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  5. What a special treat...to be able to get such wonderful photos, of not only bluebird eggs, but also baby bluebirds.

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  6. Loved all the photos, especially of the birds eggs and nest. Great close-ups of the flowers too and the cows.

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  7. it does look like a lovely day on the prairie

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  8. Ah Steve, a return to storytelling and how sweet it was.

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  9. I love the color of the eggs. And your story goes perfectly with your pictures.

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  10. Aaah, your blog is always so soothing to me... Is it getting too hot to go for walks where you live? We are having a pretty rough summer so far. :-(

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  11. Such lovely images.. the eggs and the young. Wonderful to see. Thank you for that.

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  12. Wonderful new serie of photos, Steve !

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  13. You're going to have beautiful grandkids as those bird eggs are beautiful. My foxglove keeps putting up stalks and blooming and blooming. I snip back the old stalks. Love that plant.

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  14. Love the blue eggs and the babies. Great pics!

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  15. How neat to see the baby bluebirds. I've only seen the one this spring.

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  16. I had never seen blue eggs!!!
    Lovely photos....

    I heard about the tornadoes (in the news) and about the huge fire in Colorado. Hope you are Okay!
    Hugs
    BShell

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  17. Steve- I cannot tell you how much I enjoy your wildflower photos. Prairie flowers are so unique! You always photograph something new and interesting.

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