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25 February 2012 @ 07:14 pm
I found one!  
Today's been a very good day. The blue birds were busy making a nest. I got some more pics of them that are pretty nice.

Sticks bigger than hole

This is a funny one of the female trying to get in the hole with nesting matterial that's too big. It was like a cartoon. She kept pushing but the hay was pushing her back and she couldn't get in the hole. Hehe.

Nesting material to the box

This is my fave of the three. The male's watching being no help at all. You can see why she didn't fit in the hole. But I love that I captured her in a nice flying pose. I thank my video game reflexes.

Smaller nesting matterial

With enough speed she finally did get inside.

Pitcher opened

The pitcher finally opened. It's been two days and I think this is as far as it will go. I think because of the merrilliana parantage (like the one in my icon) the lid doesn't open all the way on this hybrid. A bit disapointing since I like tall lids but I'm still loving this plant.

It opened?

I hope it will still turn into a pink pitcher. If not it may need stronger lights.

Par o Bek comes through again. After searching and asking lots of vendors he had one in his nursery. He even sent me a pic of the one I'll be getting. Check out how awesome this is.

If you check the url on this you'll see he even named it as my pitcher. This is a N. (ventricosa x sibuyanensis) x x trusmadiensis. The color is gorgous. But most of all it has the wicked teeth of trusmadiensis. I have been so restless trying to track down this plant. I still have many more on my list I want but now I can rest and take it easy. I won't be able to get anymore for a while.

I started inking my drawing of the "Work fight". My hand is feeling better. Perhaps tomorrow I can finish the inking. We'll see but I'll do my best.
Current Mood: thankfulthankful
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: AvistA happysilvolf on February 26th, 2012 12:34 am (UTC)
The bluebird pics are so cute and I love the pitchers closeup! Great photos!
Desthagirion on February 26th, 2012 03:24 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'm glad you liked them.
earthmother45earthmother45 on February 26th, 2012 01:33 am (UTC)
Oh, those are some of the neatest pictures I've ever seen of the bluebirds! And so, so funny! Good, good job of capturing them in action. Oh, excuse me, I mean of capturing the female in action. :))

Gorgeous pitchers. I can see why you like them so much!

Glad your hand is feeling better.

Edited at 2012-02-26 01:33 am (UTC)
Desthagirion on February 26th, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
Thanks. It's been very entertaining watching them. Hehe, I've learned the male doesn't help build the nest. That's what it seems. But he will pull his weight in sitting on the eggs, chicks and catching food. Well not really. I'm going to spoil these birds and put a feeder and a birdbath out there for them. They'll have everything they need.

Yes, I'm very happy with these pitchers.

Thanks, it's better but it's on and off.
kabuldurkabuldur on February 26th, 2012 10:25 am (UTC)
What cute bluebird pics.With persistance she did get the hay inside. But that male was being no help, lol. I thought it was the male who typically buily bird's nests? I hope at leats he was guarding her.

I love that pitcher and I can see why you had to have this one now. It really is awesome.

The 'Work Fight' drawing should come out well. But don't strain your hand!

Edited at 2012-02-26 10:25 am (UTC)
Desthagirion on February 26th, 2012 02:31 pm (UTC)
Me too. I guess in Eastern Bluebirds he doesn't. But he will help out a lot later with the other things like egg sitting and food.

Yes it's so awesome with cool teeth. I'm so glad he had one.

I'm going to be trying some new things with this drawing. I hope I can pull it off.