Friday, August 6, 2010

My Song Sparrow Series - Activity at the Nest

I apologize for leaving so many days in between posts. In addition to getting my daughter ready for Running Start at the local community college, I've been busy selling and ordering my college textbooks for September! I've registered for three 5 credit classes - Anthropology, Economics and Eng.102. I am excited to be able to go full time. Don't tell anyone, but, I'm already enjoying the Literature text. ;)
I left my story hanging in the air, so while I have a few moments, I will catch you up from where I left off. The story began July 4th when my son found the nest in the rhododendron bush, and my last post was about the song sparrow mother bathing in the water dish on July 7th and 8th. 
It was the afternoon of the 14th when I went out to check on the nest. The mother sparrow was sitting on the nest and she didn't move  - even when I got pretty close! 
I was glad to see that the rhodie leaves were providing her with some shade. You might laugh, but I had seriously considered putting up an umbrella or something to protect her from the elements - her nest seemed to be so exposed.
I was so thankful that she didn't scurry away. She let me take a couple of pictures and then I left so as not to disturb her too much.
When I looked at the photos, I was delighted! She looked like a radiant momma - a gleam of light in her eye.  I was thinking that her eggs must be ready to hatch soon - if all was well.

(Just a reminder - click on the photo to see an enlarged view)
(Next time - Three days later - Discovery!)
(Photo taken 07-14-2010; Canon Xsi 250mm lens)


Jayne said...

How fun that you are going to get to go full time Diane! It's so different when you WANT to be there, isn't it? :c)

What a sweet mama Sparrow... can't wait to see.... babies?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a lovely picture.I am fascinated by these events.