Tuesday, August 18, 2009
My babies have flown the coop
On Saturday morning on august 15th I went to visit my babies. They were still in the nest looking quite grown since the last photo shoot 4 days earlier. I decided to take some pictures on Saturday evening around 5 o'clock. To my dismay they were gone! At the tender age of 18 days they had flown the coop. I looked around on the ground to make sure that they had not fallen out of the nest and found nothing. The next morning I went again to see if they had returned , the nest was empty. Then suddenly overhead I heard a familiar fluttering of wings and looked up. There was this young humming bird hovering looking down at me. I ran to get my camera but was too late. The next day yesterday, I went to the nest with camera in hand and waited. I heard the fluttering of wings again and looked up. The young hummer was back looking at me. I tried to get my camera ready but was already too late. Sigh...I am feeling disappointed that I wasn't able to capture the first flight of the babies. This morning I went by the nest and couldn't find it. I looked around on the ground and found it. I took it up and now it is on my computer desk . I feel like an empty nester since my babies had flown the coop.