Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Welcomed Guests 3

I know I owe some friends on the story of the progress of my welcomed guests – the bird(s).

Remember the entries on the two eggs? And the nestlings? Well, on one scorching hot day in May, one of the lil birds died. Apparently the nestling couldn’t survive the heat since the nest was facing the beastly hot evening sun on that May 13. My maid Nani took the dead bird and buried it on the side of the road. Poor birdie.

So we were left with one, which was named "Spikey".

We waited for it to grow its feathers and all, and we were so amazed with the rapid changes it made. The feathers seemed to grow like an inch a day!

The first four pix were taken on May 15.

*We put it on the Golden Chain plant while it waited for its mom. Feathers are not fully grown yet

*Still waiting for Mommy...

*Mommy's finally here!

*Hanis was so excited. Her Spikey was so manja with her!

* May 17 - Spikey on Hanis's shoulder

* June 8 - Another new egg in the same nest. I'm not sure whether it came from the same couple or not. The egg is quite small compared to the old ones. I doubt it will hatch though :{

Spikey left us when he knew how to fly on May 20. But we could still hear him chirping away up on that tall tree behind our house and my Hanis would go "Pie-tee, tumb here!" Budak pelat, LOL!


Chahya said...

Both Spikey and Hanis are cute!!
I saw bird's nest on my palm tree, but it was half done...the birds tak jadi nak buat sarang...napelah agaknya..
maybe my palm tree tu rendah sangat kot,..the nest is within reach.
I hope Spikey can survive out there.

Mum and Roses said...

Tempat jatuh lagi dikenang, inikan tempat dilahirkan. it will keep coming back, I think. Pictures are so adorable....

mamasita said...

Alahai..Hanis punyalah cute..dia taknak dah "tumb her" sayang..dia kena fly away and cari "pud"!

yus said...

both happy and sad ending. hanis sounds so cute...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Chahya,
I think not because of the height of nest.. rasanya the mother bird keguguran kot..hahaha.. Juz kidding!

Actually, the last pic yg ada telur tu, why I said the egg won't hatch was because the mother bird juz came a few times, then she abandoned the egg. We tried so hard to warm the egg... kot2 lah boleh hatch. Apasal lah mak dia ni boleh abandon cam tu.. Bila tanya orang, they said that the mom knew that the egg tu tak 'menjadi' - that was why kena neglect camtu. Kesian.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Mum and Roses,
Spikey lives on the tall tree behind our house and would occasionally fly by. We kinda know his chirping. Hanis will call out everytime she hears that :).

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Hahaha... I tot I taw a puddy tat there Mamasita!

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Yus,
Memang budak2 sedih sangat when the bird died.

It was great when Spikey was around sebab memang manja burung tu!

Chahya said...

telur tu buat goreng je lah....hehehe

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Chahya,
Nak jugak buat goreng, tapi after my entry tu, telur tu pecah. Memang tak menjadi pun. Nasib baik tak jadi tembelang!