Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Busy Parents

I found this pair of Varied Tit (Parus varius) last Saturday at Beppu Ropeway station. They were very busy collecting foods for their chicks in the nest box! the first time for me to observe birds nesting in a man-made nest box. The parents seemed to be very busy. They'd come back almost every 2 or 3 minutes. The chicks should be able to leave the nest pretty soon...maybe in only 3-4 days. This Saturday I'll go to see if they're still around.
Varied Tit

This one might be a female. It was begging another bird presumably male.

I'm about to be ready!

4 comments:

Stu said...

Nice shots, I love this species............

Unravel said...

Wish they are as tame as yours...
I'll try to feed them some sunflower seeds.

Russell said...

Wow! beautiful shots. I'd love to see these. Looking forward to seeing the babies!

Charounette said...

OMG, Wow wow wow! love the new look of your nature blog so much, professionally well done!

I'm startled now, no kid. I've tried F11 then clicked on each photo. All clean & clear on my 25-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor.

Thanks for sharing all these. I enjoyed them a lot tonight. Keep up your good work. Will be back shortly :))

ps. that tiny guy in the last photo looks childsihly serious,gotta admit that I laugh at him ha ha ha, so bad... well at the same time....he is so cuuuuuuuteeee!