A really hard working family

We shared the first meeting with a Jacky Winter and her nest and two lovely nestlings.

As we are about to be away for a couple of weeks it seemed that now was the only time we’d have the chance to see how the Jackys were getting on.
The weather man was a bit ambiguous and we took a very early morning trip out hoping to get a little good weather, and that’s what we got a little.

We soon located the Jacky nest and her two precious little ones and they had grown considerably.

She was elegant enough to let us spend a few minutes with them and feed them as we stood by.  The little ones are quite well developed and would move about the ‘nest’ doing wing stretches and preening.

One the way back I heard a Speckled Warbler, and sad to say , hearing is one thing seeing another, but getting a good photo, something else again.

Enjoy.

Mum speeds in with another meal
Mum speeds in with another meal
Mum had plenty of food for the little ones
Mum had plenty of food for the little ones
More food.
More food.
A big wing stretch in between feed.
A big wing stretch in between feed.
Open Wide.
Open Wide.
RIght, who ordered the big grasshopper?  Me, me.
RIght, who ordered the big grasshopper? Me, me.
Those little wings that will work so hard for a life time are just beginning to develop.
Those little wings that will work so hard for a life time are just beginning to develop.
Rules of the nest. If your are going to do a wing practice flight, don't whack your brother in the face.
Rules of the nest. If your are going to do a wing practice flight, don’t whack your brother in the face.
Well able to move about they show how small the nest really is.
Well able to move about they show how small the nest really is.
That Speckled Warbler.
That Speckled Warbler.
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4 thoughts on “A really hard working family

    1. Thanks Christine,
      I think it works as the young simply lay down in it, and remain really really still. I think that might be part of the security system, they’ve only just the past couple of days taking to moving about preening. I must take a trip to the library and check HANZAB when we get back.

      Probably will be well on the wing by the time we get out there again.

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