amazing Naomi!! Love these pictures!!.. you made me laugh at wanting to post the Andrew Sisters "side by side" lol..
Maybe you should name the babies?
Lessee... Mo, Larry & Curly (3 stooges?) Ummm, The 3 Muskateers? 3 of the Marx brothers? There's got to be a trio of good names for the babies lol
Good job on the discovery and photos. I hope you keep us posted as to their progress.
Naomi, all female raptors are bigger than the males. A bit like humans! *dodges punch*
That is amazing, Naomi! I loved seeing the photos of those bird babies! You really did some exploring and documentary about nature world! What a fabulous set of pictures! Well done!
Have a nice weekend!
How marvellous to have discovered this nest so close to your home. At the moment these chicks are just big balls of hungey grey fluff but they are going to grow into such beautiful majestic birds. I do hope you are going to keep us posted about their development.
Marvellous pictures and thank you for sharing them!
By the way, I forgot to say I am running a little competition on my blog if you feel like popping over. It's all in good fun :)
I love babies! Doesn't matter what kind - a baby is a baby!!! Thank you for sharing these great photos...
Wow, those are impressive photos and the babies are so cute. I saw eagle babies one year and it was fun to watch them grow also. You have quite the telephoto. I thought we had a good one but it wouldn't get that close. I do see better though what things are when I have used it and downloaded the pictures as you said.
Yes they are cute BUT it always shocks me that birds of prey - which are so stunninly beautiful and sleek, can have (compared to them) such ugly chicks - all straggly white feathers and gawkiness ... it's a bit like "just adolescent" children really.
Sooo sweet. They would grab Chi Chi in a heart beat, but now just awwwww. (If Chi Chi were around.)
They are such beautiful creatures, and what a neat experience to watch them progress from munchkins to full-fledged adults.
It's good to be back in the broader blog-world. I've missed magical moments like this. I've missed sharing in your vision.
They are so close up, Naomi. Your camera did well.
Michele sent me.
What a facinating series of photos. Those birds are thrilling. See how cute they are now, and in months, they will be killer-birds, as they are meant to be.
Thanks for mention the Watts Tower! Yes, I saw this amazing tower when I was searching for information about Ferdinand Cheval. Here a good link to see this amazing skyscraper:
5 Incredible Works of Insane Architectural Genius.
Have a nice weekend!
Awww, the photos you captured of these babies are super! Great shots.
But what really makes me feel good is that you don't get "out" that much anymore and yet.....you have SO much LIFE right there in your own back yard. Between all of your gorgeous plants and flowers and also the birds and views, etc. I think that's just great! So continue to enjoy, Naomi, and thanks for sharing with us.
Call them Huey, Dewey and Louie (even thought they aren't ducks!) How cute they are and how neat that your camera zooms that far!
Naomi: these are breathtaking. How on earth did you manage to spot them? I suppose the activity from Mum. Attenborough would love to live in your house:)
I'm still laughing out loud over the Andrews Sisters comment. :)
You've taken some wonderful close-ups of these beautiful little birds. I could just watch them all day. Observing nature is one of the most relaxing things we can do.
Michele thought I should come back adn view your wonderful photos again Naomi. The funny thing about Birds of Prey is that I think they get more beautiful as they grow. Birds of prey all have a certain majesty that they acquire when they fledge don't you think? I hesitate to call these chicks 'cute' because nothing cute has a sharp beak like theirs! LOL!
Enjoying the bird babies and your great shots!!
happy weekend :)
Great pictures! They are cute, aren't they? :)
Those fuzzy fellers are adorable!
I LOVE your idea of them singing like the Andrew Sisters.
They sure are "side by side."
It's probably getting more crowded by the day in that nest.
Soon they will be ready to test their wings.
This is a perfect post to see on this Mother's Day weekend.
I know you will be thinking of your dear mother.
I wish there was some magic way for you to spend Mother's Day with her. Wouldn't that be the most amazing and wonderful thing??!!
I think that because I grew up watching Disney movies, I have a great imagination. I sometimes think of magical and amazing things that I wish were possible. I don't dwell there very long, but I do enjoy dashing in and out of those daydreams.
I wish you some pleasant memories on Mother's Day. You & Sweetie have a goooood day.
Happy "I wish you were my mother" Day from me lol.
LOL at the andrews sisters comment, very apt.
How neat to have that entertainment so close and to be able to watch them grow :)
BTW I posted a couple of pics from the show last night, nothing on youtube yet. I am pretty sure most the Americans couldn't understand Joels act anyway he talks fast and with a Kiwi accent LOL
That is so cool! Keep taking pictures. I'd love to watch them grow up.
Oh Naomi, those little fuzzy headed babies are so cute!! You definitely have a good camera to reach so far!! I mean that is really far away!
My neighbor has 3 babies in a nest on top of a wreath on her front porch. I want to get a picture before they fly away!! I think they are robins but not positive.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day. I love what Jamie Dawn said about if you could have a day with your mother...oh if only that were possible for all of us who have lost their dear mothers. I'd sure love to see mine!
I'm sure Sweetie will give you many kisses tomorrow!! :)
Thanks for your kind words on my blog. You are such a dear!!!
THANK YOU for sharing! Makes me want to peak up in the branches of the trees to see what might be discovered.
The one occupied nest I knew of this year- local snake found it- so there won't be babies in it this year.
I know it is the natural order of things- but that doesn't mean I have to like it.
Yes indeed they are all very fascinating and wonderful photos Naomi, I've enjoyed them very much.
There is nothing like watching babies grow....Love the pictures.
I'm a hopeless romantic too and adore the animals that mate for life. Hawks! That is fantastic. They must be very young to still be so white and fluffy! Great job getting them on camera. I am glad they have a home there!
And happy Mother's Day to Sweetie's mother!
What wonderful close up photos, Naomi!
You are right, the female is usually a bit larger than the male. Both birds will feed the chicks, and 3 weeks after hatching (I think) the babies will fledge... and fly from the nest. The parents will continue to feed them until the young are able to hunt on their own.
Lucky you, to have such a good view of the family!
Those are just amazing! We have hawks around all the time, but I've never seen their babies. Very cool. I did see some sweet little quail babies the other day, but I couldn't get the camera ready fast enough before they disappeared.
those are so cool! nice shots!
michele sent me over!
Your such a great photo hunter Naomi - these are great - so well capture.
You are a bit ahead of us: the birds are busy making their nest right now in Norway. They are twittering in the morning and wake me up at sunrise around 3AM
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday and a great week ahead!
those photos are amazing! I would be mesmerized by being able to watch baby birds grow.
You're a good grandmother to them!
Oh, what beautiful little baby birdies - so much a better blog subject that that egotist Barbara Walters (Mind you, I did like your comforting comment that she would be visiting cities other than NY to sign her book!).
But give me bird babies any day - at work we currently have baby swans and baby Canada geese. Little bird babies swimming along after mommy and daddy - nothing better :-):-)
The hawk babies... what a rare experience.
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