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Day 3


Below is a picture of the babies on the third day...

picture of chicks on day 3

You can see how much they've grown already. Some information I found online about Carolina chickadees states, "Nestlings fledge when they are 13 to 17 days old but remain dependent upon the parents for food and protection. After two to four weeks, they attain complete independence."

I'll probably post new pictures about every other day. That way the growth is more noticeable.


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Five Little Chicks


After about two weeks of incubation, the eggs hatched. Here's a picture of the babies the first day we saw them...

picture of chicks on day one


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Five Little Eggs


When the hen left her nest on a little foray...

picture of mama chickadee peeking out the door

we opened the lid to look inside. There we saw 5 eggs that were about the size of jelly beans...

picture of 5 chickadee eggs


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Our Carolina Chickadee Adventure Begins


We are enjoying having a nest of Carolina chickadees in our bird house out back so much that we decided to share the experience on our blog. I'm going to post several times to catch up on documenting the adventure. First, for the sake of those who don't know what a Carolina chickadee looks like, below is a picture of one - it's not ours, though. My photographic skills aren't that good, and our pair of chickadees don't sit still long enough for me to get a picture of them! 😎

picture of Carolina chickadee

I will post more pictures soon, once I figure out the "new, improved" Word Press program through which I put out the blog. The version of WordPress my blog was using last summer made adding pictures much easier.


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Day in Hong Kong


Monday morning, 1 August, we flew from Haikou to Hong Kong where we had reservations for a hotel in the Kowloon part of town. We were very glad that our teacher friend James went as far through airport checkin as possible since we hit a few snags with people who did not speak English. After taking care of several things at the Hong Kong airport, which bills itself as the "Best Airport in the World" and, from what we saw, it deserves that title, we took the fast train into the city, then a shuttle bus to very near our hotel. Below is a picture of the street where we descended from the shuttle bus.

After freshening up in our room, we set off to visit some of the city. As we strolled to the subway station, we spotted another street sign that reminded us that where we were now was very different from where we had been.

We took the subway just one stop away to stroll through Hong Kong Park. It was a beautiful area, full of free things to visit and enjoy. The park is apparently a popular place for weddings. Here's a bride we saw posing for some pictures.

We saw many more birds here. Below is the picture of one funny looking bird.

We saw some interesting trees and couldn't tell if it was all one tree or several grown together.

And there were several ponds with fish, turtles, and a variety of different lily pads. Below is a beautiful shot of some water plants.

A short walk from Hong Kong Park was the Peak Tram. The trip up and later back down was really neat and afforded some great views of the city. Below are two shots - one from inside the tram showing the angle at which we were climbing and one of the city from "up there."

After we were back down, we took a bus to ride the ferry back to the Kowloon district. Here's a beautiful sunset scene from the ferry.

In the afternoon as we walked to our hotel, we saw a restaurant where some young men were making "pulled noodles" in the front window. We decided then that, unless we saw something more interesting, we'd eat our last dinner in China in that restaurant. Below is a picture of the noodle pulling process.

Below is a picture of the noodles we enjoyed - noodles and pork meatballs with the first cheese we had been served during our entire time in China.

I will leave the "Asia" category "out there" for people to enjoy, but I foresee no updates until we go to Asia again. I'll let people know of any further updates to that category through my weekly iv's.

Thanks for your interest!

BTW, if you'd like to see it, I've put a video clip from a taxi ride out on my website. It's found at http://www.ivman.com/taxiride.html


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