LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Birds with a Bad Hair Day

Baby birds are rather ugly little things when they hatch.  As they grow their flight feathers they look very funny indeed.  And so it is with this second brood of Barn Swallows in our neighborhood, when every day is a bad hair day.


The little clowns look like the original angry birds.




You're not our mother.
WE WANT OUR MOTHER!!!


The nest is so full I had difficulty counting the little ones.  I think there are five or possibly six of them in this nest.  Ain't Nature grand?

17 comments:

Berts Blog said...

kWonderful beautiful charming. I love the pictures....

robin andrea said...

Baby barn swallows have the biggest mouths! So cute!

Cicero Sings said...

I can never get over how big their mouths are!

Madi and Mom said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHh how sweet and what a great picture. Congrats on getting it!!!
Madi and Mom

Cheryl said...

Oh how lovely are they....I remember the lovely barn swallows you have showed us in previous years.
Always a pleasure to see them again....

Thought of you today, on our walk Nella and I bumped into a lady with a lovely Goldie :)

Vicki Lane said...

I could almost hear them in that last picture! Wonderful!

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

So very cute!!!

The Bug said...

Oh my at the ugly cuteness!

Taradharma said...

baby pigeons are also terribly ugly. but at least their mouths are as gaping as these lil' fellas!

Barb said...

That second photo is hilarious! Glad the Mama wasn't swooping at your head to protect the younguns!

Ms. A said...

LOVE the mouth open shot!!!

Rudee said...

You need to print and hang that bottom photograph. It's so precious.

Karin said...

You really got a fantastic close-up of the open mouths - amazing! These are babies only a mother could love - bad hair and all!

You wouldn't believe it, but this summer was the first I ever ate blackberries! They were huge, sweet and so yummy! I think I always thought they were full of seeds and I didn't want them - foolish girl! Probably quite pricey around here as well - but I don't care anymore about the cost of stuff!

Maery Rose said...

Barn swallows are so funny peaking out of their nest. Kind of a bummer the mess they make under the nest but it's a small sacrifice for entertainment.

Carolina Linthead said...

Wonderful! Thank you :-)

kks said...

angry birds is right!! I watched a red tail hawk nest from eggs to flight! the nest was on one of the UW buildings, fascinating! amazing how fast they grow! saw the mom and dad bringing all kinds of creatures, squirrel, birds, rabbits....so cool to see up close and personal!
great shots!
xoxo

Busy Bee Suz said...

They are so ugly and that makes them look cute to me!
Chirp Chirp!!!!