Southern Parents

As promised, here are more pictures. Today we are taking part in Outdoor Wednesday with A Southern Daydreamer.

Here are the little hatchlings
Here are the little hatchlings
And the proud parents.
And the proud parents.
Feeding time
Feeding time
Sharing the job
Sharing the job
Helping each other
Helping each other
Too precious
Too precious


See more outdoor Wednesday by clicking on the pic above.

Today’s Lagniappe:ย  Shrimp Dip
My Mama used to make a similar version of this that I just loved with tortilla chips, enjoy!

1 can shrimp (4-6 oz.), diced
1 3-4 oz package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup chili sauce
2 teaspoons grated horseradish
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon fresh dill, minced
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Mix all ingredients together well, adding the shrimp last.

Chill at least two hours or overnight.






30 responses to “Southern Parents”

  1. Donna Avatar

    Hi Christi, Thanks for coming by to visit today… Loved your pictures of the baby birds… I am a nature nut and those kinds of things really excite me… Also great recipe… I will make that for my next get-together with friends. Thanks


  2. sunnymama Avatar

    What a sweet little team the parents make! Delightful ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Marsha Avatar

    OH MY! Captured moments like that are just priceless!

  4. suszie Avatar

    Baby birds, a sure sign of spring. . .thanks for sharing!!!

  5. Kathy Avatar

    This is so fun! Great capture, I’m amazed you were able to get such good, close pictures. Can’t wait to see them flying. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. amy Avatar

    the miracle of life is just awesome, whether it be a new human baby or animal. Thanks for sharing.


  7. Pam Avatar

    I am glad to see the birds are doing so well. Soon we will see pictures of them learning to fly. Can’t wait!

  8. Kristine Avatar

    Very sweet! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

  9. leigh from Bloggeritaville Avatar

    What a sweet sweet post! Thanks for sharing such sweet birdie pics!
    Thanks for dropping by Bloggeritaville! I LOVE new friends! I also LOVE your blog!!!!

  10. Brenda Kula Avatar

    What I think is wonderful here (and I always love bird photos!) is that the father is helping just as much as the mother. If only it were that way all the time, huh?

  11. Gina Avatar

    Oh how cute! Don’t you just love looking at baby birds? They’ll be gone before you know it.

  12. Barb Avatar

    Hi Christi, these are just the sweetest pictures…thank you for sharing.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


  13. Pat@Back Porch Musings Avatar

    Barn Swallows are fabulous mosquito catchers!!

    We had Barn Swallows at the farm. They built their nests along our 60 foot front porch. I walked every morning and every morning, the Barn Swallows chased me!! We have them at the lake, too. They tend to nest in the bluffs and on the docks. It’s great having them there. We can sit out, very late at night and not have have mosquito bites.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

  14. Becky K. Avatar

    Awww…such great parents.

    Thanks for sharing them.

    Happy Wednesday!
    Becky K.

  15. Cindy Avatar

    Adobable pics! Cindy

  16. NatureFootstep Avatar

    How lovely to be invited to the birds nest. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Kathy Avatar

    Awww that is so precious, what a cute family, happy outdoor Wednesday, Kathy.

  18. Christine Avatar

    What a cute bird family! You captured their activities so nicely…Christine

  19. Rainey Avatar

    Oh Christi! Those photos are priceless! Especially the momma and daddy feeling their babies together.. SWEET!

    Oh and next time you go peach picking take a wet wash cloth in a zip lock baggie with you… a couple of swipes with a wet terry cloth and the “Pricklies” on the peaches are gone!

    Happy OW!
    ~Really Rainey~

  20. Chandy Avatar

    Awww… what great mommy and daddy birds they are! Thanks for sharing those pictures. I love them!

  21. Linderhof Avatar

    How wonderful to witness those birds nesting!

  22. Becky Avatar

    Great shots…the birds are great…

  23. Glenda/MidSouth Avatar

    Aww! Thank for sharing! I got attacked today by a proud Blue Jay Daddy when I walked past a baby learning to flying. Thanks for stopping by, also for sharing your recipe.

  24. Mary Avatar

    How dear is that. Thank you so much for sharing those photos with us. Have a wonderful day.

  25. flmom Avatar

    It’s so neat to follow this each Wednesday – really great photos of these beautiful feathered friends.

  26. Kathleen Avatar

    Great shots..and the recipe sounds good too!

  27. Sheila Avatar

    Those birds are too cute for words! Oh, I love them SO much. And those itsy babies… they look like little pieces of Dentyne chewing gum! LOL! So cute!


    Sheila ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. CailinMarie Avatar

    oh what neat pictures! thank you for sharing

  29. ellen b Avatar

    So sweet! Happy outdoor Wednesday to you!!

  30. Susan Avatar

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday Christi! Awww the proud parents! It’s good to see their progress! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

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