Thursday, July 26, 2007
The red whiskered bulbul eggs hatch
The red whiskered bulbul that had laid eggs in the garden has now given birth to 3 young bulbuls. The three beaks can be seen as orange colored streaks.
The parent bird keeps guard on the nest as the eggs are about to hatch. Even after the eggs hatch, the nest is protected.
The next picture shows the red whiskered bulbul bringing food for the young birds. The food is generally small insects like grass hoppers and other worms that are found in the surrounding garden.
Generally one of the bird keeps watch on the nest, but sometimes both birds fly off in search of food.
The birds have become rather accustomed to humans and are easy to photograph. The birds have grown in size within a few days. I have to wait and see when they will learn to fly and fly away.