Wednesday, 28 August 2013

~ The View From My Window ~

With Spring only days away here in Australia, activity in our garden has been amazing.  I just love to watch the birds busy right now as the weather warms.  We have actually had an early Spring really with quite high temperatures.  A few weeks back we noticed a little brown honey-eater taking a great deal of interest in our front garden and just by fluke as I looked out the window I saw this....

Nest ~ "A structure that birds make to keep their eggs and babies in"

Well actually, I saw the nest before she had taken residence. It must have still been a work in progress at that stage and then she was sitting in it... So cute and what a lovely little mother. Mr Bird helps with the babies and they are now chirping..ever so quietly, but enough so I can hear them and they are already growing feathers.  This has happened really fast as it was only July 25 that I first spied the nest (I know this as I wrote an entry in my journal) .
I love writing in 'The View From My Window' little book where I journal about just that :)

Here are the two little babies...ever so sweetly cuddled up in their little nest.... 

We are fortunate to have a big old Grevillea tree in our garden and it is a hive of activity right now and is a virtual Airport..with birds flying in and out all day long.  These are just a few of the regular visitors at present..

These two beauties make such a colourful picture

I love this shot of Nature's colour palette

.........Now it has been a few days since I started writing this post and just didn't get around to getting it finished so I was amazed today to see the little nest empty and the babies gone.  They were there this morning when I looked early and gone a few hours later. We have since seen the little ones trying their little wings.... 

"Jump, you little birdie!"
Hark! the mother sings:
"Fly, you little birdie,
Try your little wings"

See! the little birdie
Jumps from off the bough:
cunning little birdie,
Do be careful now!

You're so very little,
On that tree so tall,
That I tremble birdie,
Lest you get a fall.

Look! He's flying safely,
Flying without fear.
Ah!the little birdie
Knows his mother's near.

 What a wonderful thing Nature is... Keep safe little ones!!