Sunday, December 9, 2012

More baby Canaries amongst the flowers

 These cactus flowers that last so fleetingly, remind me why I keep these plants year after year. 
 This bird is called Cassidy.  The neighbours children had thought she was a boy, and tried breeding with their other bird April, to no avail.  When they brought her over the road, it was only a matter of 2 weeks and she was busily sitting on eggs.
 I have poppy heads everywhere
 . . . and in Avairy No. 2 this little bird is sitting for a second time after already raising 2 lovely babies.  The string that is hanging from this nest, linked up to another nest, and I'm sure it was a telephone line, so the birds could keep in touch while patiently sitting on their tiny eggs.
 Beautiful deep red November Lillies
 Cassidy again, and the neighbourhood children kept visiting, very excited at the prospect of babies.
 Love In The Mist
One of my absolute favourites!
 Here are the parents.  They are dedicated indeed.  Dad is a wonderful singer and whenever Cassidy needs a bath, or a break, he sits on the eggs and keeps them warm.
 Can you see 2 little beaks below?  They are calling "Mum -MUM! ..." I think she is feeding the 3rd one that is in the nest
 Cassidy has been rewarded for her patience.  There are 2 teeny tiny beaks there.  Can you see them?
 It has been a VERY EXCITING Springtime in my garden.


14 comments:

Quiltedtime said...

You have such a talent with your little birds. They feel very loved and comfortable with you.

Paula Shaw said...

Love your photos and they provide a beautiful glimpse into your lovely garden.

Susan said...

Thank you for sharing so much of your garden over the spring, you really do have a talent in the garden....and for bird raising. They are very sweet.

rachelmp said...

How beautiful!

Calidore said...

You must be doing something right to have all those gorgeous babies. Between them and your garden there is colour everywhere.

Jan said...

Gorgeous, Annie! I do love seeing your garden and birdies, even if it's only in blogland - shall have to remedy that next year!

Val said...

All the little birds are so cute. I love the string thing happening. All the flowers are superb but I like the cactus one best.

Anita said...

Lovely pics Annie.
Cheers, Anita.

Jenny said...

Your garden is such a heavenly place

Muddling Through said...

Wow, Annie that is so NEAT!! How wonderful to have so much new growth.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh how FUN! I hope you'll show us growing baby pics. I, too, love that shot with the mother and father bird!

Leanne said...

Lovely walk around your garden. I feed Mr and Mrs Magpie who have the most noisy baby at the moment. I think she is a very patient mum, baby is so demanding.

Susan, a Sometimes Blogger said...

Oh Annie, this is such an enchanting post! How sweet your canaries are.
I loved the beautiful flower pics interspersed too.
Love in a Mist is a favourite of mine from years ago... whenever I see yours it reminds me I must get some for our garden in our current home :D)

ozjane said...

love the white cacti.....had a yellow and a couple of pink...am envious of the blue love in the mist....mine is white at the moment.