I was in the kitchen making potato salad when I heard a lot of cheeping going on outside. The cats were at the patio door watching the creatures responsible for all that cheeping and chirping. It was a family of king birds — a momma and four babies. (No doubt the cats would like to have made a meal of at least one of them.)
I took a video of them from the patio door up in the dining room. M went out and sat on the deck to video them. His is much better than mine with a shot of the mother coming up to feed the babies (at the very beginning). He also follows the momma bird over to the wildflower meadow.
Here it is:
And here are a couple of still shots:
Not the best shots in the world, but the best I could do. That’s why I have a new camera on my wish list. A better zoom lens would be fab.
(050: Sunlight and rain showers. Photo © 2009 by Robin)
There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
~ Henry David Thoreau
You’ll find the color version after the break.