Monday, June 22, 2009

The Scissortail

When taking these pictures, I had the sun blotting out my screen and I did not want to get too close to frighten birds for them to fly before they were ready. The baby birds will probably leave the nest tomorrow or the next day.

It is truly amazing how fast the babies grow. The photo of one of the babies in Brenda's Photo Challenge was taken on June 18; all four were still huddled down in the nest. These were taken today, June 21, and at least one of the birds moved out to a nearby limb which I tried to capture but only got surrounding leaves. lol I did not want to press my luck by going back for more and possibly upsetting the little family.

Enjoy.One of them is discovering its wings.

This is the best I could get of Mama, or maybe it is Papa. Note the tail. Too bad I could not get her during flight when the split in the tail looks like a pair of scissors.

Until next time, God bless.


SquirrelQueen said...

Those are wonderful photos, what adorable babies. Great photography.
Have a wonderful week,

chicamom85 said...

The photos are beautiful.


Linda said...

I enjoyed your pictures of the sissortails. I'd never seen a picture of baby ones. Very interesting.

Rae said...

Great shots. And they are so cute.

Donna said...

Beautiful! God's little creatures!

Lynn said...

Thanks, all, these are quite pretty.

Mary-Austin said...

Those little ones are so sweet!! Love the pictures Lynn!