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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fledglings & Shoulder Update

This year's fledglings are starting to appear. Here's a very short video of a mother cardinal feeding a chick in my backyard yesterday evening;


There were 2 mothers feeding 3 chicks (2 presumably female & one clearly male.) Here are a few more pictures;



This morning I saw a red-bellied woodpecker chick (following a parent around,) but I have yet to get a photo of it. We've also had young crows around for a while now, but it's difficult to distinguish them from the adults. We had a group of 4 that became a group of 7. Here's 5 of them out back this morning;

Shoulder news; The recent X-rays I had do indicate a possible labral tear. An MRI has been scheduled for this coming Friday. The anti-inflammatory medication the new doctor put me on last week has been helping quite a bit. I'm still being careful not to overdo it with that arm, however.

24 comments:

Cloudia said...

We have cardinals too!
Love your pics today & glad you are finding some relief.
You profile is amazing!
Aloha-
Comfort Spiral

laughingwolf said...

super pics, lana :)

sending all the positive energies i can muster for your speedy recovery

Scott said...

Lana,

Nice pics, as usual!

Good to hear that your shulder has gotten some relief. I hope everything works out well with the new doctor.

Travis said...

Good news on the shoulder. As you begin to heal, make sure you get a good phpysical therapist. With as long as you've gone without normal and regular motion in that shoulder, you'll want to be thorough in your rehab so you get as much range of motion back as possible.

Shauna Roberts said...

Glad to hear that that the medicine is making you feel better and that they may have found a cause for your pain.

I enjoyed the pictures. We've been seeing similar scenes here with the finches.

Charles Gramlich said...

Glad you finally found a doctor to do something about your arm.

Erik Donald France said...

Good luck, Lana. Good doctors in the USA are rarer than a hen's tooth, or rarer than they should bem anyway . . .

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Found a good doctor. I knew you would.

Chrissy said...

Hi Lana, the pictures are lovely. I spent ages watching the baby ones in our garden for the first time because we had only just moved in last year so there were no feeders. Poor Mum, she did struggle to feed three hungrey, demanding mouths. Glad the medication is providing a little relief and being careful is probably wise..take care. Hugs - ChrissyX

Bird said...

Oh the fledgelings are sweeeet!

I'm glad the anti inflammatories are helping a lot, good luck with the scan and whatever further treatment you may need.

earthtoholly said...

Excellent pics, as always, Lana. I find it almost imposssible to get a decent photo of a bird around here!

Hope that all goes well with your tests and that you find some relief...

Abe Lincoln said...

These are nice looking photos of the little ones.

We are much warmer here this year than in previous years. As a result almost all of the migrating birds went on farther north and we have a few but nothing like last summer.

Tabib said...

Hi Lana!, Good to know that you are now shooting bird and nature again.
Beautiful fledgling pics.
I have been reading about your shoulder problem, and with that new doctor and MRI investigation, the recovery is insight now.

Erik Donald France said...

p.s. the new profile image ROCKS OUT!

Crayons said...

I really love your images of birds. These shots of fledgings brought out the mother bird in me. I always like it when you add extra information for the non-birders.

Dave Coulter said...

Nice bird pics - glad you're feeling better too. Good news all around :)

JR's Thumbprints said...

Cute little fellas. I've been wondering about your health update. Keep up with the doctor's orders and you'll be healed sooner than you know it.

writtenwyrdd said...

I hope your shoulder heals fast! Those can take a while, unfortunately, though.

Aimless Writer said...

Love the video! I think I have to refill the bird feeders now.
Labral tear? Ouch!
I had a full rotator cuff tear and surgery for it last year. Still stiff.

Doson said...

Lovely Video.. the first two pics is wonderful, it's a cutie. And also take care. Hope you'll be okay soon.. Skippy

Larry said...

Sorry about your health woes.-What will your husband do when he needs a shoulder to cry on?-sorry-forget I said that.-Nice cardinal photos-Glad to see your still active blogging.

JafaBrit's Art said...

good to hear about your pain being managed and some idea of what is going on with your shoulder.

Enjoyed the photos. I have so enjoyed sitting outside in the mornings and embroidering, just listening to the birds and watching them. I can imagine you doing the same (minus the embroidery).

Just wanted to drop by and say hello and wish you well.

Barbara Martin said...

Very nice photos and video of the birds, Lana.

Take care with your injury.

Lisa said...

Sending LOTS of healing vibes to your shoulder, Lana!

The photo of the cardinal feeding the chick is SO precious! I adore your bird photos & videos!

My apologies for not visiting/commenting for so long! I've been very distracted with other things, but everything's ok. You've been in my thoughts, though!
Have a lovely weekend! xxoo

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