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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “the world through my eyes”. Remember you can click on each image to see a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.
The world through my eyes seems pretty young right now. Besides my kids, I’ve been enjoying a lot of baby animals all around. Here are just a few I happened to spot yesterday and the day before.
A couple of days ago, I spent a little time by a local pond. While there, I noticed a lot of young birds, including this juvenile black-crowned night heron. He wasn’t shy at all and let me take a nice picture of him.
I also got to see plenty of ducks, like this young wood duck, who doesn’t have all his fancy markings yet. You can see more photos of ducks here.
I was lucky enough to spot these two juvenile great blue herons in their nest at the very top of the tree. Check out the hummingbird who came to say hi to them. They seemed quite intrigued. If you ask me, these young herons are way too big to wait for home to bring their food and should go fly out on their own already.
There are plenty of swallows around San Diego, specifically cliff swallows, who come in the spring to breed. They build their gourd-shaped mud nests on the outside walls of many homes, including my neighbor’s this year. I heard a lot of noise yesterday afternoon so I felt compelled to check it out. This is what I saw: many cliff swallows chatting with each other, while a juvenile swallow was sitting in the nest. There were actually a few more of them but they left by the time I grabbed my camera.
I hope you enjoyed these quick snapshots of the world through my eyes, at least for these past few days.
What terrific captures! I especially love those young herons and that little hummingbird! Happy weekend to you!
Thank you! The hummingbird kept flying in front of the herons and they were both moving their heads on their long necks up and down, and back and forth. It was pretty funny.
These are all good shots but I think I like the swallows because of the unique nest they have. But the herons are good, too, and… 🙂
Thank you, Janet! I just discovered we have a nest of red finches next to a TV antenna. Not the most good looking background for a photo but they still are very handsome. I’ll share if I can get a good photo. The baby (or babies?) is not very visible.