Bird’s Eye View

Here is a 14 phase sequence of bird birthing from depositing eggs to the ultimate empty nest within the planter that momma bird conscripted, as seen up close and personal from our front patio.

Phase 1: Nest with eggs

Bird Eggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 2: Momma warming her eggs

Bird on Eggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 3:  The two birds in newborn mode

newborn birds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 4: Babies growing up

Birds Growing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 5:  Mama is vigilant from the roof top

Bird momma vigilantPhase 6:  Big sister leaves, but little brother not ready to go …

Lone Bird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 7:  It’s a brave new world out there … ready?  I think I can, I think I can!

Bird Poised BestPhase 8:  Phew!  Made it to the walking rail!

 

Bird on Rail 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 9:  Welcome little buddy — you made it down!

 

Bird Welcome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 10:  It’s kind of scary out there when your wings don’t work yet …

Bird Scary Out There

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 11:  Pep talk and bonding before flight school …

Pep TalkPhase 12:  Come on dear, give him some space.  You’re always hovering …

Bird Parents WatchingPhase 13:  I know Dad tends to be hard on you but he means well.

Bird Bench

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 14:  The nest is empty.  Nature has been served.

Bird - empty nest

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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4 Responses to Bird’s Eye View

  1. Len,
    Here is a link to a group you may enjoy! http://www.aba.org/birding/
    Dan

  2. Thanks, Dan. Have a much greater appreciation for what i took for granted, now having watched this early developmental bird process unfold in front of me.

  3. doctuhdon says:

    Leonard Press, ornithologist and naturalist extaordinaire !

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