Long-time readers will recall we’ve had a few olive-backed sunbirds build a nest outside our apartment. Early in the new year, we noticed a new nest going in, in a small shrubby tree that sits in a secluded corner of our balcony. After some research, we determined it was the nest of a yellow-vented bulbul.
We did our best to keep a serene environment, being very quiet and cautious when we opened the balcony door and closing the curtains at night so the interior light didn’t disturb. We also snapped a few pics through the window. Momma bird, resting on her eggs, didn’t look too pleased.
Before long…they hatched! We had two baby bulbuls. And they were hungry! And not shy about it either:
Mommy Bird took good care of them, and we took lots of video of her taking care of them:
We watched them get bigger and bigger over the span of just a couple weeks:
They really did grow up fast and we knew they’d be leaving soon:
And sure enough, without warning, a few days later… it was over: the nest was empty. The babies were gone. The bulbuls never came back.
Such is life! We enjoyed it while it lasted though.