Flash Post 221!
Button, here’s an update to the last post I sent you. Now compare the two images below:
In the first, the tailor bird’s offspring have just hatched from their eggs and are naked with just a sparse covering of down. They have huge eyes that are almost bulging out and are desperately reaching out for their parents to put some food inside their mouths.
How do you know they are tailor birds?
Dost said they are. You can also see how beautifully they have woven that nest that houses their little ones. It looks like a designer nest, don’t you think?
In the second image, one of the chicks is staring straight into the camera. Looks as if she’s posing.
You can see only one eye because the second one hasn’t opened. Last evening, when I went to check in on them, this little one was already standing up. I even mentioned to Dost that, in a day or two, the birds would fly away. Now look at the image below:
The birds have flown the coop leaving behind an empty nest. I had a chance of taking a close look at it and I was amazed at how deftly they had put the nest together: each twig had been woven in a circular manner to make a cosy nesting place where the mother bird could lay her eggs and share her body warmth till the time the eggs hatched.
I am amazed.