Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Baby spoonbills all grown up


The parent sitting close by in a tree. I think she's wondering "Do I really want to go and get attacked by these hungry birds? Aren't they old enough now to go out on their own?"


"I'm next, I'm next."


"Yum, Mom's regurgitated food."


"I hate being last."


All grown up now.

video

A video of the babies begging for food. Mom was sitting in a tree nearby.

Four weeks after I saw the first speck of pink fuzz, I headed to the zoo again. When I first got there, the babies were just sitting on the nest.  A few minutes later, they all jumped up and started begging. I looked around and saw that one of the parents had flown into the tree behind me. She sat there for a few minutes and then flew to the nest. I was excited I had arrived when an early lunch was just starting. The mom stayed for a while and then flew off, leaving the babies sitting around again. By then it was hot and my bug spray was wearing off so I headed home.

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18 comments:

  1. Beautiful photographs and great narrative Dina.
    Costas

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  2. oh, don't you know she's tired of them sticking those spoons down her throat! god bless the parents! they're so cute tho!

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  3. Beautiful images of a fascinating bird.
    Backed up with your lovely video clip.

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  4. Great series of photos. I love the color of those birds.

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  5. Wonderful capture! So amazing looking birds.

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  6. Amazing species ... so glad you could enjoy feeding time with them.

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  7. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. What a cute sighting, they are so cute. Wonderful photos, Dina!

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  9. HOW quickly they grow up...amazing photos.

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  10. Aren't the babies hilarious when they beg for food? I love that head bob!

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  11. Another great look Dina! I was wondering if you would get us another look into the early world of these beautiful spoonbills. Excellent!

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  12. I'm so pleased to have been able to "watch" the baby spoonbills growing up. Thanks, Dina.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  13. Great captures of these stunning birds Dina.
    I love that video at the end. Reminds me of head banging at a rock concert lol

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  14. Why, Oh why, can't we have some pink ones too. All our spoonbills are white.

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  15. Beautiful, sharp captures Dina!

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  16. wonderful birds, they're so handsome and such a lovely colour!

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