Tuesday, August 4, 2009

For the Birds!


While sitting outside of Starbucks this morning, I noticed a nest of swallows almost directly above me. Little fuzzy birds sat patiently for mother to return. As she approached, the little ones squealed and opened their beaks in anticipation of a "grande insect latte". It was difficult to take a shot in focus with my little Nikon Coolpix since I stood on a wobbly chair, pointed upwards, and waited for several minutes, my arms aching. Finally, mom circled about and came in for feeding. Clearly this hungry threesome look like singers, but their plaintive cries were hardly melodious. It was satisfying to capture this moment.

8 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

What a perfect shot. We want dinner NOW!!!! I guess they are singing for their supper. MB

tapirgal said...

I loved your quip about the insect latte! I think you caught something quite unusual - at least I've never seen a nest in that position with the mouths like that. In fact, I haven't seen any nest of babies for quite some time. When I was young, a hummingbird (?) nested outside my bedroom window and I was able to watch the the whole process with the eggs, hatching, and finally the babies in constant need of food. They are insistent, for sure - they seem to be on hunger autopilot at that age! Nice line-up.

Jacob said...

Hey, you did great! What a fantastic shot. Can't help smiling.

Lynette said...

Hooray! Great photo and story to go along with it!

Raksha said...

What an amazing picture! It's great that you captured those baby birds at just the right moment.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Looks like they are very hungry:)

Great capture!

cieldequimper said...

Cute! I can just imagine Starbucks preparing a latte from insects, lol!

laurelgrace00 said...

You should have mentioned that your grandson also looks likes this when food is approching his mouth as well.