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Were they back to their nest? Actually, I'd like to hear the story about these pics.
the birds are pacific wrens, from a nest near a stairway at my apartment. i've see the both parents bringing food regularly the last week but have no idea where the nest actually is. there are six fledglings all of whom seem to be pretty fat and healthy but very poor fliers. one of the better ones actually crash landed on my wife's arm. i believe that one actually figured out how to return to the nest for the night while the rest are huddled in a very inaccessible corner under the stairs for the night. i only found them because of their extremely loud begging calls – it was so dark at that time that i could not see them at all from one foot away. my meter read 3min exposure at f/1.4 iso 16000. birds typically won't fly (or move much) if they can't see so i figured i had time to try a couple shots. i focused by the light of my phone at mfd and bounched the on camera flash to get a little light.
great fotos !
Is it normal for that species, that they leave the nest and stay so close together ?
...cats would be glad to find 5 of them at the same time....
not normally during the day, but even adults will do this on cold and stormy days (which it was in our tiny microclimate last night).
they seemed pretty decently hidden, so hopefully they'll be alright. mortality rate is pretty high among fledglings though. they make lots of noise, suck at flying, and can't really feed themselves.