Monday, June 26, 2006

Happy Fledging Day!

The bee balm has finally started to bloom...just in time for the new hummingbirds that will be hatching soon.
The baby rats have started coming out of the nest box by themselves and playing.
Geoff has come up with two names that are perfect...Laverne and Shirley. One, he's a big time TV buff, and two, Laverne was played by Penny Marshall and Penny is their mom...so...
"My" tree swallow chicks fledged today. It's awesome...instead of two swallows swooping around above the yard, we have seven.
I couldn't capture all of them on my camera, but there are three above, on the house, and one peeking out of the gourd. Happy life and blue skies, little ones!

7 comments:

Super Bird said...

Look! Up in the Sky!! It's a bird; it's a plane; it's a herd of birds!!!

MojoMan said...

Fantastic! I'm so glad your swallows made it. I hope they come back to you every year from now on.

Susan Gets Native said...

Mojoman:
I hope they come back too...but I will have to choose between tree swallows and purple martins, unfortunately. Tree swallows are very territorial, and they do not suffer martins gladly.

Rachel said...

I think Lavern and Shirley are perfect names for the babies!
Speaking of territorial birds, remind me to tell you about our trip to Point Pelee and Kevin and the nesting black terns. They didn't like us walking near their nesting site, and Kevin was terrified and running away screaming. Don't know what he thought they were going to do-gouge him with their beaks maybe?

mother in law said...

Susan, O dodn't know you had baby humming birds. My friend Debbie finds them a sign of good luck.

Susan Gets Native said...

Rachel,
LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!!!
*Susan wipes her eyes*
Oh, I wish you had gotten a photo of that!!!!

LauraHinNJ said...

Congrats! Are the little ones hanging around chasing Nellie?