Growing and Thriving

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© Judy and Wayne Wanamaker
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Photo Info
UploadedApril 14, 2012
TakenApril 13, 2012
MakeEastman Kodak Company
ModelKODAK EasyShare Z980 Digital Camera
Exposure1/40 sec at f/3.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length10.3 mm

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These are the same young bluebirds I photographed on the 11th. The mother bird is doing a fine job feeding them. She has also found another mate. He has taken the roll of protector, and visits the babies frequently. He has fed them a few times. This little "step father" is a young bluebird too...around a year old. It was surprising to see him take this responsible roll for these "step children." Perhaps humans could learn a lot from the bluebirds.

We thought there were only 2 babies, but we can see a third one on the left; and possibly one under the two who are awake.

13 responses

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (14 Apr 2012):


  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    so sweet!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    Wonderful!! I can't see in the bird house, but know they are being fed worms several times dail.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    What's not to like.....this is fabulous!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    sweet capture!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    How sweet!

  • Ken O'Brien

    Ken O'Brien gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    Ugly and cute at the same time,excellent shot.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    What a wonderful capture, and absolutely fascinating to learn about the 'step father' bird!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (15 Apr 2012):

    Oh how sweet!!! I am so glad they have a new daddy.

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (15 Apr 2012):

    Good to learn they are coming on fine and have a new dad

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (16 Apr 2012):

    I love this photo!!! It is so interesting that another male took over the duties of helping to take care of the step babies. Do you know what happened to the father?

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (16 Apr 2012):

    They are growing fast! Thanks to share the good news!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (19 Apr 2012):

    So sweet and such an uplifting story.

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