Sunday, January 17, 2016

Watching the chicks in our garden

Towards the end of last year, we watched 2 sunbirds build a nest on our patio and raise their two chicks. We saw the whole process right up to seeing the happy family of four flying around the garden together!
Just now we're watching the last of two chicks in another nest in our garden build up its courage (and it's wings to fly). It's so amazing to see!

Here's a few pictures of the birds with the nest and growing chicks taken over the past few weeks. I don't know what kind of birds they are - so if anyone recognises them, please do let me know!
Update - I just found out they're called Fig Birds!

Here you can see the two tiny chicks mouths upturned and open waiting for food!

A couple of weeks ago we found the first chick on the ground by our pool, struggling to fly.

We carefully moved it back near the next where the daddy bird found it, and watched over it, encouraging until it eventually flew away!

Now the last chick is out of the nest and perching on the branch next to it stretching its wings ready to fly!

Mum and Dad are still watching over the fluffy chick and feeding it.

I do hope we get to see it fly!

Have you ever watched bird chicks grow up and fly the nest?


  1. How very special, Jill and what awesome photos to record each stage.

    1. Thanks Pam! It was just amazing to watch and I'm so glad I managed to get some photos too!


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