Baby Visitor

Baby Mossie 1

Baby Mossie 1

I spotted this little cutie on my lawn the other day and managed to snap a few photos. It is a baby male Mossie, or Cape Sparrow.

Baby Mossie 2

Baby Mossie 2

I was hiding way back inside the house, as usual, while I took a few shots of the little chap, who was quite unawares. However, his Dad decided enough was enough. He flew down from the roof where he’d been keeping a watchful eye on his son, swooped over the chick while chirping and got it to follow him to safety.

Two weeks earlier I’d taken these photos.

Baby Mossie 3

Baby Mossie 3

Here the chick actually looks more like a duckling and he reminds me of the ones I photographed in Pit Pat Paddle PatΒ andΒ Family Outing.

Baby Geese

Baby Geese

But his Dad was still looking out for him, as you can see from the following photo.

Baby Mossie 4

Baby Mossie 4

Ah, Spring; isn’t it wonderful?

 

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33 thoughts on “Baby Visitor

  1. pensitivity101

    Wonderful indeed. I believe we have a new brood of blackbirds in the hedge by the gate as I saw an adult male ‘seeing off’ a magpie. These black and white predators are notorious for stealing chicks from the nest.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Wow, that seems a bit late, with winter around the corner. I hope the chicks grow up quickly. πŸ™‚
      And great to see the parents protecting their offspring. πŸ™‚

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