The Bunting Babies by Weezilou

The Bunting Babies

Here is "the healthier" nest with the twins in it, about 12" from the abandoned egg. As an onlooker, it's always concerning if the nest will be big enough for two as they finish growing! The pin feathers are in, so I'll be watching to see how long before they fledge.

To get this picture, Ken climbs a couple steps on a ladder and stands on an outcropping from the chimney. Typically the mother would be carrying on around us, but the nest is around the corner from her food-gathering tasks, so the babies are alone when we've dropped by.
Awesome. You`re very privilege to be able to watch it so closely. Fav.
May 28th, 2020  
@pyrrhula Thank you Ferry! I just asked Ken if we (meaning "he"!) might do this every morning since he has a good place to stand to take photos!
May 28th, 2020  
Love those beaks pointing to the sky! Great capture Ken! Careful up the ladder! What a beautiful nest!
May 28th, 2020  
Awww so sweet...............I know it is always tricky to find a good pov to take a photo of a nest!
I have a few robin's nests I want to post!
May 29th, 2020  
Awesome! You two be careful while viewing them!
May 29th, 2020  
Awwww...Super capture of these little ones...
May 29th, 2020  
So cool! What a treat to be able to watch them grow.
May 29th, 2020  
Yes, that's a good, sturdy nest. I think they'll be just fine. It won't be long until they're bulging out of it. No more than three weeks I expect. Great vantage point, Ken!
May 29th, 2020  
@stray_shooter Thanks for sharing your nest expertise! Do you really think they may still fit in 3 wks time? (I don't need something new to worry about!) I know they will later take turns and sit on the side. They have a safe spot...maybe I'll put a pillow on the ground below them...just in case...
May 29th, 2020  
@Weezilou I'm far from a next expert, but it looks at least as large and strong as those I've witnessed produce healthy babies at my place. They seem to make it work, no matter how big they get. It'll be interesting to watch the progress. It goes quickly!
May 29th, 2020  
Oh those little beaks! What a cute shot!
May 29th, 2020  
@jamibann Hi Issi! In the hope they continue to grow healthy, we ought to be able to get some good pictures of them by the time they're able to sit on the edge of the nest!
May 29th, 2020  
Absolutely awesome, how lucky you are to be able to follow their progress.
May 29th, 2020  
no way, that is just TOO CUTE!
May 29th, 2020  
How fabulous to be able to see this and watch them grow up :)
May 29th, 2020  
FAVtastic :)
May 29th, 2020  
wow, how cool
May 29th, 2020  
What a thrill to be able to watch them grow.
May 29th, 2020  
Great nest and shot!
May 29th, 2020  
What a fabulous shot -- and so thrilling to see! I'm going to check on the baby cardinals again in my neighbor's yard. He said that all five have hatched new rather than jus the two when I photographed them.
May 29th, 2020  
Oh my gosh! Fav!
May 29th, 2020  
@Weezilou You can buy wild life camera`s you can program on movements and/or conect to you computer/TV set.
May 29th, 2020  
Wonderful photo
May 31st, 2020  
Aww, amazing! How wonderful to have the chance to watch them.
May 31st, 2020  
Sweet capture
May 31st, 2020  
what a great shot! Sweet!
May 31st, 2020  
What an entertaining thing to watch day by day!
June 1st, 2020  
Do you think they are lying on their backs, looking at the sky and saying to each other...."there goes I - in a very short while'?
June 2nd, 2020  
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