7 comments on “Spring Bird Babies Before the Deluge

  1. I’m back a second time on this post, Ashley! I wasn’t able to leave a comment the first time and viewing posts on my phone is not my choice. I prefer my laptop so I can see everything bigger and better!

    Anyhoo! 🙂 I always enjoy your posts, including this time of year with your Spring arrival of baby birds. It’s so special to see new life come forth! I was thrilled to hear you finally got some nice rains, but in the comments I see the deluge was also detrimental. 😦 Life is so precious, no matter who or what. I hope many birds were able to leave in time and will return soon. Is it too late and/or will some birds breed a second time?

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    • Thanks Donna, I always appreciate your encouraging comments, we are hoping to find the birds that survived injury back again. Some have left their nests and I will be checking to see if they return after such destructive events. Hope your enjoying a wonderful week 🙂

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  2. Ashley, I’m so glad to hear your drout may be ending…I always wonder about the birds when we have major storms as well. It was interesing to read that your male wood duck is a good father…they are one of my favorite birds here in the states, except for the fact that our wood duck father does not help with raising the young, a big minus for me! I hope all is well with you and your family. I have been taking a blogging break with other stuff taking my time, but it is so good to read one of your posts again. A very blessed and peaceful weekend to your and your wife! 🙂

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    • Thanks Jen, I was concerned when I did not see you posting for a while and wondered if you were OK or having a holiday, so glad you are back and have had a rest during your busy festive time of Thanksgiving. I do pray you had a wonderful time with family and friends celebrating our Lord’s kindness and bounty toward us.
      It was sad to find out yesterday from my National Parks friends that many birds were injured and killed from the terrible storm. I went out to check the Dusky Woodswallow nest and it was abandoned and no Woodswallows were found in the area. Many birds have left and not yet returned, many have had this years breeding terminated abruptly. Hopefully there will be many who have already fledged and able to find safety. The greatest blessing is that we had lots of rain and the forest is replenishing. Hot weather is now on the way for another hot summer. It is always a delight to see the father birds leading and training their young. I saw a Bowerbird teaching his son how to dance yesterday which was an amazing find. You have a wonderful and restful weekend also! We are busy now, as you probably are, preparing for Christmas festivities.

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      • Thank you, I am well as is my family! I am so sorry to hear of some of the birds not faring well during the storm…how sad. I am glad that the rain is a blessing in other ways and the forrest is replenishing as well. I’ll bet the Bowerbird teaching his son to dance was a wonderful sight to see, and I have your book to thank that I even know what a Bowerbird is! I remember it was one of my favorites in your book. 🙂 Yes, we are getting ready to put up some more decorations in honor of this beautiful time of year as well, God bless!

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  3. Beaut to see the Dusky Woodswallows. We have in past seasons enjoyed them in large numbers, but this season the numbers are well down
    Our local Willie Wagtails seem to have lucked out the past couple of seasons due to storms at just the critical time when the young are still featherless and they just start again. This year they’ve had a lucky run and managed their first clutch which is a good thing.
    The magpie stories are really interesting to see, how demanding the young are, but also how relentless the adults are at their job. Super thoughts in there.

    Well done.

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    • Thanks David, I noticed in your recent post you had reduced Woodswallow numbers, as we have had with moist of our bush birds and waterbirds, The Maggies are hearty perennials, they know how to prosper in heard times, like the Miners and Willies they aggressively protect their breeding area.

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