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May 16, 2012 / Leslie

Wordless Wednesday: Fledgling Sparrows

Almost wordless: A family of House Sparrows left their nest a few days ago. They have been entertaining me with their curiosity and attempts to fly.

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  1. Mary / May 16 2012 4:59 am

    Wonderful photos Leslie! How fun to watch their progress.


  2. BermudaOnion / May 16 2012 6:49 am

    Oh my gosh, that is just adorable. We are enjoying watching the goslings in our neighborhood grow.


  3. dazediva (@dazediva) / May 16 2012 6:49 am

    How cute !!
    Are you using a pro camera ? The close up shots are fantastic !


    • Leslie / May 16 2012 10:27 am

      Thanks. My camera is a Canon Rebel XSi (D450). It’s a step below the professional camera. I used a 250mm zoom lens, but the baby birds let me get fairly close to them. They don’t know to be afraid of people yet.


  4. Kelley Johnsen / May 16 2012 9:41 am

    Very cute. I love birds.


  5. Suko / May 16 2012 11:48 am

    These are amazing shots!


  6. Carol / May 16 2012 1:04 pm

    How cute!


  7. Beth F / May 16 2012 9:14 pm

    OMG too cute. I wish I could photograph birds better.


  8. Cathy / May 17 2012 4:34 pm

    I love watching fledged sparrows, and it’s the time of year for that here, too. I will never forget the time Papa Sparrow brought all four kiddies over to where I used to put down seed. All four were flapping and cheeping to beat the band. Papa was shoveling seed into any open beak within reach in an effort to shut them up. The shoveling happened to include the open beak of a pigeon that wandered too close. I don’t know which was more shocked, Papa or the pigeon! LOL


    • Leslie / May 18 2012 8:31 am

      The pigeon story is too funny. I’ve never seen that before.

      Fledglings are one of the big reasons I leave my feeders up in the summer. I get a great view of the babies. Yesterday I had dad House Finch bring two little ones for safflower seed. That wing fluttering is a dead giveaway!


  9. HansHB / May 19 2012 10:06 am

    Nice post!


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