A beak full of bugs

by Helen Hooker June. 19, 2013 5363 views

While I was trying to catch a photo of Lucy in her favourite hiding place in our front garden this afternoon I noticed our baby house martins peering out of their nest, watching me intently. When I photographed them ten days ago there were definitely three faces but one looked much younger and rather less well developed than its siblings. Today they all look much perkier (although one inevitably, still looks younger) and they're growing so quickly that it's quite hard for all three of them to peep out of the nest simultaneously in comfort. I've had to crop these quite heavily so they're lacking a little detail but I was so taken by the shot where one of them has a beak full of bugs that I couldn't resist sharing them, technical limitations or not!

Mmm, tasty bugs!

“Please feed me!”

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Riyaz 7 years, 5 months ago

lovely series! am sure we will see more of their development here!

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Ann Garratty 7 years, 5 months ago

I am so glad the little one has made it this far, they all look very bright eyed... it must be quite a squeeze in that nest...

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jacki 7 years, 5 months ago

That first shot is so funny! Good job!

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Josy 7 years, 5 months ago

Here are three heads which grew... They will soon be ready for the flight :)

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 7 years, 5 months ago

Oh thanks great capture of the young family.

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
David Cardona 7 years, 5 months ago

Beautiful subject and excellent work! Thanks a lot for sharing and warm regards! AlwAys!

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 7 years, 5 months ago

They seem very cozy under that cover of dirt.

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