Sunday, 25 May 2014

A baby bird and a sunset

I took these photos back in December of last year 
but didn't get around to posting them until now.
We'd noticed a baby bird clinging onto the brickwork under our front entrance. 
At first, I wondered if perhaps the baby bird had its eye on the stick insect high above it. 


But I quickly realised it was way too little for that. 
The wee baby's feathers, including the tail feathers, had not fully grown in yet.  
I assumed that he/she may have been on his/her maiden flight and,
 tiring quickly, ended up clinging to the brickwork, afraid to move or even stuck. 


We noticed a pair of fairy wrens flitting about frantically in our front garden 
so I was pretty sure this baby belonged to them. 
I had to do something so I slowly walked up to the baby holding a tray.
I gently placed the tray just under him/her so as to give some support. 
That's all the wee thing needed to take flight back to the shrubs in our garden. 
I was so happy to see this precious baby safe with his/her parents again.
 Fairy wrens are one of my top three favourite birds.


I snapped this beautiful sunset earlier this month.


Aren't the colours gorgeous?!


We had Mum and Dad over for the day today.
After lunch, we watched 'The Book Thief'.
Mum and I had read the book and,
 while the book went into more depth,
we both agreed the movie was good too. 
I think the amount of tissues Mum and I went through
stood testament to that.

I hope you're all having a beautiful weekend!

8 comments:

  1. Serena this is so wonderful that you saved the baby wren and reunited it with its parents. You rock! And I love that shot that shows the walking stick on the top of the building above the wren!

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    1. Thanks, Keith. I hate to see animals in distress so I was glad I was able to help the baby wren. I love stick insects and praying mantis too. :)

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  2. Hi Serena. Oh I commend you for your actions. The poor baby's claws were probably stuck on the cement. You are a hero!! Yay! Great photos and that sunset is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! I was so worried about the wee baby and I'm glad too that it was a happy ending. xo

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  3. Aww! So glad the baby bird was reunited with the parents! :)
    The sunset is breathtaking! What colors!
    I saw the movie and it was really good! I needed tissues too.

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  4. so glad the baby bird got back safely! that sunset is stunning! my IPhone will not capture the colors like that!

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  5. oh the poor little bird with the bump on its head, you saved it from a possible fall or a hungry seagull! I read the book thief but have not watched the movie, sometimes I fin the book is much better, I hope i am wrong this time, Beautiful photos!!!

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  6. Oh that poor little bird. Amazing that it could even cling to the side of the brick like that. I hope it wasn't there for too long before you came along to help. Such a little sweetie! Awesome sunset. Haven't heard of the book thief. Of course, I don't watch or read the news so the only news I ever get is what I hear on the radio to school in the morning. Hope you have a great weekend. Tammy

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