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Location: Vero Beach, Florida, United States

My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Two Surprises !!

Surprise # 1:  I noticed buzzards off in the distance on a tree, I usually only see them flying or drinking at the pond..

BIG surprise # 2: Mama Moorhen came charging at me when I went outside  so I ran inside and grabbed a piece of  bread..

I held out the bread and she came right up and took two or three bites at it.  Her older babies are still around the pond, then I saw her swim over to "Gilligans Island".. and low and behold ... there are 6 (best count I could do) new babies!!

These shots are a huge surprise ! As you can see, the older babies are with the new ones and generally the parents run them off before they have a new batch of babies!  (note the older babies don't have the red on the beak)

So here you see 2 generations of Moorhens!

The above picture is too cute seeing the baby look up to it's older brother or sister!..

It's difficult to get a good clear picture just yet but it won't be long before they are going around the pond with babies in tow.


OpenID libritouches said...

Oh, my goodness. They're so cute! (The baby moorhens that is. The buzzards are intimidating. ^-~)

2:28 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

I love that the moorhens are cohabitating so nicely together!

4:00 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Shanra: yeah they are intimidating! lol

Kathleen: it looks like big brother is helping! too cute!

4:26 PM  
Blogger cj said...

How very cute! The little ones with the bigger ones. The buzzards on the other hand? Not so cute but still kinda cool.


6:34 PM  
Blogger madcobug said...

Good pictures of the buzzards even though they are ugly LOL. Those babies are just to cute. Helen

9:27 PM  
Blogger Cath said...

How lovely that you have a new moorhen brood to watch! I didn't expect that...

8:48 AM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

They're so cute and fuzzy!

11:58 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

they are soooo ugly, they are cute.

1:58 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

cj: i was shocked to find new babies this soon!

Helen:I have to admit I've never seen a baby with a bald red head! lol

Cath: oh hooray.. now I will be stressing counting them each time I see them to see if (when) some come up missing! I know it's nature and it's why they mate so much so that many do survive in the end.. but it still a bit heartbreaking when one disappears

Tink: it's the fluff that keeps them from sinking lol

pam: you hit the nail on the head

7:15 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Awwwww...How Wonderful! They are truly adorable! I love the picture of the little one with his or big sibling...! Very Very dear, Pat.

12:29 AM  

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