6.03.2009

Bert and Ernie Update

As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, when I came home from work on Monday, Bert was out of the nest and hanging out in the flower pot. Look at that sweet face...And those giant feet...
The Boy found me watering in the back yard Monday evening to tell me that Bert was on the window sill. (I didn't want to get too close and risk scaring Bert, so those photos weren't very good). I didn't see him fly to the cherry tree a few feet away, but when I went outside later, there he was. Mom and Dad birds were chirping away in the nearby trees, trying to coax him to fly.
However, Bert stayed in the cherry tree overnight. I am astounded by how much his appearance has changed in less than 24 hours!
I haven't seen Bert since yesterday morning, so I do believe that he has joined his family in the big trees in front of the house. Yay for Bert! I haven't been able to get any good pics of Ernie these past couple of days. He seems to be sleeping all of the time, which worries me just a bit. He is still very tiny, and probably really lonely being all by himself in the nest. Hopefully Mama bird won't forget about Ernie just because Bert has left the nest...

16 comments:

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

how sweet ... he needs a little haricut though ;) :) you made my day with these great pictures

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

omg, what fantastic photos you got. I don't think mama will forget about Ernie, she'll stick around to make sure he learns to fly on his own. I so much love the last photo; he looks as if he is carrying the weight of the world on his back. There is so much we can learn from nature. I think the reason I love nature so much, it makes sense to me - people do not always make sense to me.:) A beautiful, beautiful post!

cassaundra said...

awww .... they're so sweet, but i agree with sabine - he definitely needs a haircut!

hopefully ernie wakes up soon ...

LiLu said...

Cutest. Names. EVER!

Ernie was always my favorite on Sesame Street. Screw Elmo!

Tikimama said...

Yay for Bert! I'm rooting for Ernie!

Awesome Sara said...

I would so be that bird's friend!!! adorable! and great photos! you are such a talented bitch!!

as for my couch dilema, you're right as usual i should stick to matching couches. i'm like 90% sure thats the route i am going with. if all else fails, then the reece. thank you so much for your help, it really helped!!

and a smore home gift would rock!!!!

Michelle "Lady Bug" said...

Awwww they grow up so fast huh?
Cute post.
:D

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Fantastic photos and I can't believe with the amount of feathers he has that he has flown the coop! I'm cheering for the last guy...and I bet Mama bird will be right there feeding him.

me melodia said...

I love him. You're so lucky. I wish I had a tiny bird pal outside my home. I love his crazy face and enormous bird feet.

Tina Tarnoff said...

Oh my god, look at him staring straight at you! I love his hairdo - it looks like a Mohawk:)) I hope Ernie will be all right, I'm so overly sensitive about these things!
P.S. I'm sending cardstoday! xoxo

Pyzahn said...

Sigh. Isn't that just a sweet spring slice of life. Our little robins at the nursery flew the nest last week and I wasn't there to see it. I'm gonna miss the little guys.

Hello Lindello said...

wow he's big! he looks so funny when he's checking you out. he's like "what you lookin at willis"...hehe

drollgirl said...

birds make me nervous, but i am rooting for bert anyway!!!

Joan said...

What a wonderful journey you took us on the your little birdie. xo Joan

clorivak said...

good lord,i love ackward baby birds. I would be so obessed if i had those cuties in my yard. Great captures,i'm in love with those adorable birdies.

Patchwork Harmony said...

awh! too cute! (my Dad is called Ernie!) xxx