Sunday, 4 August 2013

Meet Mama Bird's family

A week ago, i found a bird's nest on hubby's bathroom window sill. I slid open the window to remove it and throw it away (just imagine....a nest that a little bird prolly spent hours building, it's very own home, i wanted to throw away in just 2 seconds!......how 'winshy' of me!), just as i reached out to grab it, i glimpsed something white in the nest, and lo! it was an egg.

Choi!

I withdrew my hand immediately and slid the window shut. Don't worry, i'm not that heartless...there was no way on earth i could destroy that bird's home and its egg. I decided to let her be for a while and perhaps watch her egg hatch and her baby bird grow. It was an exciting thought.

So, the next day, i went into hubby's bathroom to shower (yes, i like his own more than my own), i peeped into the nest and was greeted by the sight of another little white egg. Yippe! Meanwhile, each time i enter the bathroom, Mama bird flies away.....little does she know that contrary to what they say, i'm even more afraid of her than she is of me.....that's why i attempted to throw her nest away when i first saw it......shebi they said that the best form of defense is attack? *shrugs* Meanwhile, she was not home when i tried to destroy her house. If she was there, and as much as flapped a wing in my direction, i would have run out of the bathroom screaming and slammed the door.



Mama Bird waiting patiently on my neighbour's roof


After the day i saw the second egg i kept waiting patiently for the day they would hatch. It took so long that i began to wonder if they would ever hatch at all, but Mama bird was patient....dilligently sitting on her eggs to keep them warm.....well, except for the times i entered the bathroom to shower.

So this morning, i entered but she didn't leave. I  put on a brave front and shooed her away, and she flew off her nest reluctantly, but she didn't go far.....i was soon to find out why. I heard tiny chirps coming from the nest. i peeped and what did i see??!!!

Little Tweety! (Yes, i named it)

It had scanty feathers, it's eyes were not open yet, and it looked so fragile and tiny......as in God is totally AWESOME! Birth is always a miracle...whether humans or animals. The second egg hasn't hatched yet, considering that the hatched one was laid first. It will hatch by this evening or tomorrow morning. I have aleady named that one 'Little Tinko'.

Of course i took a picture.....





I wonder how long they will live on our window sill.


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13 comments:

  1. This post got me laughing,u're one funny woman,I'll like 2 hear d concluding part of dis story.

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  2. Wow! I've never seen a newly hatched bird before. It looks weird!

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    1. As in ehn! I was shocked wen I saw Tweety.

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  3. U will do omugwo for d mama bird nah.lol.luvly post.think abt writtin a book sumtym.u re gud.

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    1. No be small omugwo ooo! Loooolz! Shebi I don give am bread to chop.

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  4. This your camera is so sharp the nest looks professional.

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  5. So thoughtful, so loving and so touching a story. You are damn gud in writing. yes, I support, you will do Omugwor for d mama bird b4 she n little tinkos fly away! If na our overzealous brethren, they would have been binding 'winches'. lol

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  6. Lol...ehyaa... Heart warming. Pls what is the name of ur camera? Love ur pictures...

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    1. How am I just seeing this? It's a Canon 600D

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