#150 still waiting

150/365 still waiting, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Posted this picture 10 days ago but thought I’d try another one to go with the Daily Shoot theme:

Sunday challenge time! Find any sort of wildlife today, and make a photo. Get in close if you can and focus on the eyes.

And the mother/father bird is still patiently sitting on the eggs. The nest is so awkwardly close to the corner of the carport that it has to keep its tail up against the wall. Looks rather uncomfortable.

It’s amazing how we seem to have developed an understanding of peaceful coexistence. The bird doesn’t seem to be bothered by us driving in and out, and we, in turn, don’t intrude by inspecting the nest when the bird has flown away to find some food. So we don’t even know how many eggs there are.

We think this is a female blackbird, and sometimes it seems that the darker black male pops round as well. We are not quite sure, though. If it is a blackbird, the baby birds should hatch in about two weeks, so not long now. I do hope everything is OK and that I will soon be able to announce the happy news.


4 Responses to “#150 still waiting”

  1. 1 Susan van Gelder
    June 1, 2010 at 15:26

    You certainly caught the eye! – I’m looking forward to your announcement.

  2. 2 sinikka
    June 2, 2010 at 08:50

    I sure hope there will be some good news soon. I am getting a bit worried since the hatching seems to be taking quite long…

  3. 3 stf
    June 15, 2010 at 20:55

    fabulous pic

    did the eggs ever hatch???

  4. 4 sinikka
    June 15, 2010 at 22:43

    Unfortunately not, Lorna. Here is the sad ending to this story:
    153/365 natural tragegy

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