They’ll Soon Fly

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

I came across these baby birds on Sunday. There are four of them in the nest. They’re at a downy stage and ever so cute. It won’t be long before they take their virgin flight.

Mom is very protective. She swoops in and aims for you when you get close to the nest. I find myself instinctively ducking so she doesn’t hit me in the face. I was lucky on Sunday as she didn’t get so close and I was able to take a number of photos. I think it may have been because several other people were stopping to see them and take pictures. One woman asked, “Those aren’t real, are they”? Yes, they most definitely are real.





  1. Madelaine says:

    LOVE this!

    1. Thanks, Madelaine! Pretty name!

      1. Madelaine says:


  2. NiinaMaria says:

    The cheeks are killing me!

    1. That’s a baby for you, isn’t it?

    1. Thank you, tmoore. I was glad I could capture them. They’ve taken flight.

  3. Fergiemoto says:

    So cute! It looks like a swallow’s nest and chicks! I really like these birds. Every year a pair of swallows built a nest on the side of the house where I grew up…and yes…they are protective of their young, swooping down at you swiftly from all directions, almost taking off the top of your head if you get too close. Such great captures of the chicks! I love it.

    1. Someone else thought they were swallows also. I love the downy babies. They’re definitely cute! I tried capturing them last year but didn’t have a zoom lens as I did this year. It was nice to get the close ups.

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