Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fledging

Today was the day that the 5 Phoebe chicks said goodbye to their nest and sought greener places.  Here are 4 of them that made it into the bushes for the night.  I cannot see the 5th but he is there, not far from his siblings, I am sure.


the last to go
sitting not too far from 3 others


Now I have empty nest syndrome, for sure.
Be safe and sleep well little Phoebes.

Thanks for sharing this adventure with me over the passed few weeks.

6 comments:

  1. Bonjour chère amie,

    C'est toujours très émouvant de voir les petits prendre leur envol... En ce qui me concerne c'est ce que je ressens et qui me ramène à ma "propre couvée" avec mes enfants, tous partis de la maison !
    Merci pour ce délicieux partage photographique...
    En ce moment de la galerie où j'expose et d'où je t'écris, je peux entendre le chant des cigales mêlé à celui d'une fauvette commune !...
    Merci pour ton gentil commentaire.

    Gros bisous ♡

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  2. I watched as our robins went from eggs to fledglings....big sweet babies. So glad you saw this.

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  3. There are always mixed feelings when young ones leave the nest, and although it's the natural order of things there always seems to be a part of you to hang on a bit. What a privilege it was for you to partake of the process, an honor, really! C'est la vie!!

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  4. Thank you Martine, Anita, and Carol. It was so much fun to have them with us for a few weeks, now it's like a welcomed guest has left and we really do miss them.

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  5. Oh My Carol - I have a tear in my eye. How wonderful to experience them growing and leaving the nest but yes I think I would feel a bit sad too. Have a lovely week-end. Hugs! P.S. Wonder if they will return next year to build a nest in the same spot? That might be nice.

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  6. Thanks Debbie, hope you are having fun on your time off.

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