Friday, November 26, 2010

A Brief Visit

A family of Scaly-breasted Munia took shelter at my front yard during a drizzling afternoon. They were actually a foot apart from me; but its seemed to be a hundred feet away as they never noticed me behind the tinted window glass.

The parents were busy at flying back and forth for the feeding routine, and

another unlucky worm that had made a fatal mistake which only others could learn from.

I went out for some clearer shots. This juvenile hesitated initially, it then struggled, fell onto the floor and finally managed to fly away.

Only the lesson wouldn't fly.

24 comments:

Ann said...

Kife cycle, one day you are a worm, another day, you become eaten.

Ann said...

typo error,

I mean Life cycle.

sweetmemoirs said...

you are a cameraworm and perhaps, a bookworm too. ;)

George said...

These are wonderful pictures of the feeding routine. I'm glad the juvenile managed to fly safely away.

One said...

Wonderful shots!!! Clear and beautiful. Wonder how did that baby reached there in the first place. Was there a nest?

Kirigalpoththa said...

Another excellent set of photos. Good observations too!

p3chandan said...

Even the birds love to get close to you Rainfield..and readily pose for your camera!

Icy BC said...

Awesome shots from the inside and outside, Rainfield.

VanillaSeven said...

They were having a date lunch and you are disturbing them rainfield :)

Diane AZ said...

Thank you for sharing the busy Scaly-breasted Munia family. They are very attractive.

Toyin O. said...

Nice pictures.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

What a pretty bird! You must be a huge monster to scare that baby into "dropping dead!"

CH said...

Haha.. you have peeped into their private life.

Ruthi said...

Again! Why birds love to hang out close to you? hahaha you are one lucky duck. So will this be another bird series that I will look forward to? I am not really complaining. I am so excited actually.

Kilauea Poetry said...

So the worm was the lesson that wouldn't fly? (Lol)..wow. These are excellent- lucky you and what nice tropical looking images!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

They can come and pick how many caterpillars they want in our garden. Awesome shots.

betchai said...

oh, so cute and so sweet.

Tabib said...

Kasih ibu!

rainfield61 said...

Am I a worm? Yike!!!!

But it was so nice that they dropped by though I have have no idea where they stayed.

By the way, I rather be a bird than a worm, if there is a choice.

eileeninmd said...

How do birds get these crazy names. They are pretty birds, great shots, Rainfield.

Frieda said...

You took great pictures of these birds.

The Retired One said...

Gorgeous shots of the birds!!

RNSANE said...

What wonderful shots you got, rainfield, of mommy ( or I guess it could be papa ) busy at work feeding the hungry little one! I love it!

jeannette said...

A very lucky shot -your second one -and the endearing responsibilities of parenthood, LOL