weekly photo challenge: escape

Late last year, i found a nest in my garden and blogged about it here . I managed to visit the nest everyday and took a lot of photos but wasn’t able to make a follow-up entry about it. With Escape as the new theme for this week’s photo challenge, now is the chance to share with you the photo highlights of my exciting garden finds.

Day 1: I found 2 eggs in the nest.

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day 1

Day 13, i found out that only 1 egg hatched and i couldn’t find the other egg.

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day 13

Day 15, i noticed how remarkable it had grown in just 2 days. I always see mommy bird guarding its baby. When its her time to hunt for food that’s the only time that i could go near the nest to take photos.

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day 15

Day 17, the baby bird is now partially covered with tiny feathers. It had grown much bigger with eyes still partially closed.

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day 17

Day 20, almost all of its skin is now covered with feathers. It had grown bigger and almost occupying the entire nest.

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day 20

Day 22, the whole body is now covered with mature feathers and it’s body is now as big as the nest. It is obviously well-fed, thanks to the devotion of the mommy bird in feeding its young.

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day 22

Day 23, i visited the nest again and found it empty.

I’m sure it had learned how to fly and escaped the boundaries of its nest ready to face the world… and the life cycle continues…

For more photos with Escape as theme, visit the Daily Post.

travel theme: animals

World Animal Day is celebrated each year every October 4th. It was first organized in Florence Italy by ecologists and the date was chosen because it is the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi the patron saint of all animals. However, these days it is celebrated by all animal lovers around the world regardless of background, nationality and beliefs.

This week’s travel theme by Ailsa of wheresmybackpack is Animals, in honor of World Animal Day. Animals are amazing creatures that live and co-exist among humans, as such they truly deserve to be given this much honor and respect.

Here’s my contribution for this week’s travel theme.

sealion

sealion

sealion

the sealion posing for the camera

Photos taken by hubby during one of his travels.

My favorite quote about animals:

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. 
Mahatma Gandhi