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More batches of birds!






(I posted this yesterday but none of the photos came through because we were having internet technical difficulties yesterday.  So, I’m sending again, hopefully with pics.)

I’ve become that person who feeds everything that walks, flys or crawls.  For the last few years, I’ve been feeding birds in my backyard.  I swear, there could be a hundred at one time.

My hubby thinks I’m contributing to their delinquency, but I do not concur.

Anyway, I have a lot of birds around now.  Probably because I feed them.  But mostly because the land is finally alive and the birds can make a great living here.

2 Nests.

We have two annual nests.  Well, annual for the last 3 years… One is in the crook of a downspout.  The other is in my horse trailer gooseneck (sigh).  (It is a good thing that I don’t trailer out much because there is no way I would upset that nest.)

Usually, both nests have 2 clutches each.  We are on the first clutch for the Downspout chicks.  We are on the second clutch for the Gooseneck chicks.

DOWNSPOUT CHICKS

A very safe nest.

A few weeks ago, I peered into the Downspout nest and found this! 4 eggs.

A few days ago, I went up on my step stool and found this! Four little baby birds!

I went out there just now and found THIS! They grow so fast! They must feel very cramped. Too, they will leave that (disgusting) nest! I wonder where Mom fits now?…

GOOSENECK CHICKS

An even safer place…

I NEVER WENT BACK TO CHECK ON THE FIRST CLUTCH (sorry!).

The first Gooseneck clutch was fledged in a moderate nest and only had two eggs.  You can see that below…

I forgot to go back and check how things were going… so I never saw the first Gooseneck babies or the fledglings.

While the Downspout chicks were hatching and growing, I think the first clutch here at the Gooseneck Nursery was earlier.  These first 2 Gooseneck babies are fledged and gone.

The first nest had a droopy hanging bit and was quite cozy. I could get my phone in there to take a pic easily.

When I squeezed my phone into the tight spot above the nest and below the roof of the gooseneck, I saw 2 eggs.

BUT THIS 2nd GOOSENECK CLUTCH…

I decided to check on the Gooseneck nest today.!

What I saw kinda amazed me!  First, the nest is twice the size it was a few weeks ago!  I could barely fit the width of my phone between the top of the nest and the bottom of the gooseneck ceiling.    I took a few photos, which wasn’t easy, and hoped I caught some images.

Well… these new parents are quite the builders and quite the over-achievers because there were 6 eggs!!!  I have never seen 6 eggs before!  This pair must be Super Sparrows!

This nest is a Super Nest! It is twice as high as the first one!

I could barely squeeze my phone into the little space between the nest and the gooseneck ceiling! 6 eggs!!!!

 

NEW BUTTON. DIFFERENT FUND. LET’S DO THIS!

KEEP THEM OFF THE TRUCK FUND.

FUND TOTAL AS OF TODAY:  $1335 (Thank you!)   We’ve saved POWDER PUFF 2/7/22 ($800),  EDDIE 2/9/22 ($1200), SURSHA 3/16/22 ($780),  BABY FRED 4/7/22 ($650)

Horse and Man Foundation, Inc has a new Fund button. KEEP THEM OFF THE TRUCK FUND. This Fund will go on all day, all the time. It will always be here. If you want to save a horse or donkey from slaughter, you know we will do that here.

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You did it AGAIN! This little colt was SAVED through The Keep Them Off The Truck Fund from a kill pen! Meet CC!






You all did it again!  THANK YOU for donating to the Keep Them Off the Truck Fund.  Last weekend, I saw this photo and asked if we could sponsor him out of the kill pen.  And we did!

He’s a little, skinny colt with no obvious heath issues other than severe neglect and malnutrition – and some depression, which is understandable.

But now he is in the vet hospital in Texas, healing and hanging out with horses more his size!

(To be honest, it is so difficult for me to see these videos of ‘straight to slaughter’ kill pens.  So many horses… so many, many horses.  How to choose with limited funds?  Who to be saved? I cannot do it.  Usually, I let the people on the ground choose who they feel is best.  But this time, I happened to see this video.)

This is the picture I saw and sent back with an arrow asking about this little one… I wish we could save and house them all.

MEET CC!

He was named “Close Call” – so “CC” for short.

I’m told that he is doing as well as possible considering how he was ignored and not eating in the large ‘straight to slaughter’ pen with the larger horses hogging all of the food.

Here is a little video of CC at the hospital with his new friends.  Everyone was saved from this slaughter pen… and they are all trying their best to recover.  But at least they have each other.

Click image to play short video

THANK YOU ALL!  ANOTHER JOB WELL DONE!!!!

NEW BUTTON. DIFFERENT FUND. LET’S DO THIS!

KEEP THEM OFF THE TRUCK FUND.

FUND TOTAL AS OF TODAY:  $1335 (Thank you!)   We’ve saved POWDER PUFF 2/7/22 ($800),  EDDIE 2/9/22 ($1200), SURSHA 3/16/22 ($780),  BABY FRED 4/7/22 ($650)

Horse and Man Foundation, Inc has a new Fund button. KEEP THEM OFF THE TRUCK FUND. This Fund will go on all day, all the time. It will always be here. If you want to save a horse or donkey from slaughter, you know we will do that here.

All donations are 100% tax deductible!  Thank you!


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