for the first flying of avian creature

In May shoots on oak trees have enough grown as fresh leaves, and they look like little birds which learn how to flap and flutter.

Sweeping with a broom and weeding in my garden I recently noticed some tiny sound raising in a birdhouse hung on an oak branch more than a decade ago.
It made me surprise because I had thought the house was always vacant.

Later my husband told me that many sparrows and some tits started to chirp heavily around the garden and he saw a cat climbing onto the oak branch. 

Soon I came to know that it is a couple of tit that often pay a visit the old house and also observed that they bring some food which may be an insect or a worm.
Usually one of them seems to be a feeder and the other is watching over there.

They seem to have become more prudent and had quicker acts since I took these photos. To add to that they have to pay attention for bigger birds or cats especially at the moment of the first flight by full- fledged ones, so I made up my mind not to try to get the time for the click of the shutter any more.

Cooking some dishes for invited sons I thought of the tits and thought about a tanka poem by Noriko Tanaka, I found in the book "Music of the Heart" which I wrote about in the previous post.

         見上げていたのだ 田中 教子

coming one day 

to a valley filled

with the sound of falling wings,

I was gazing up

searching for the sky

translated by Amelia Fielden & Saeko Ogi 

The seeds of dandelion will fly away sooner

13 件のコメント:

Tomoko さんのコメント...

すっかり成長したオークの木。緑の葉が茂った安全地帯の巣箱ですね。長い間空っぽだったそうですが、お庭で小鳥達が、せっせと餌をくちばしにくわえて働いている姿を見るのは楽しいことと思います。ほっこりとした幸せなひとときですね。田中 教子さんもそのような気持ちで歌を詠まれたのでしょうか。

Have a good day.

cosmos さんのコメント...



Jen さんのコメント...

Such sweet birds and wonderful pictures. I love that they are using your bird house, and hope the cat stays away! Lovely tanka.

stardust さんのコメント...


sarah さんのコメント...

Have a nice day!

haricot さんのコメント...

Hi All




Thank you for visiting.
Your advice was quite effective!

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations さんのコメント...

Birds in a long vacant birdhouse is such a gift! I enjoy watching them tend their babies...flying back and forth with worms and crickets...very devoted parents! Your photos and tanka were delightful!

haricot さんのコメント...


They were really devoted parent. From this morning I don't see them and the birdhouse has no sound...they seem to have flown away.

I hope they are living without in danger.

Nita Oliveira さんのコメント...

Os meus olhos agradecem a beleza...
Boa semana.

haricot さんのコメント...

Thank you for your visit.
Boa semana, for you too!

Linda さんのコメント...

Beautiful post and photos.

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

Fotos graciosas, encantadoras.

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.✿º°。

Julia さんのコメント...

Que bonito post, me he paseado por tu bloc y me ha encantado, te invito a ver el mío, esta semana viajamos a la India y decoramos con piezas hindúes terrazas y jardines, espero que te guste y si es así y no eres seguidora espero que te hagas ahora, gracias por visitarme.Elracodeldetall.blogspot.com