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    Posted August 5, 2014 by
    KatieJune
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    Yucca Valley, California
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    The Babies have hatched! The parents have been working very, very hard feeding their new babies. We don't know how many there are but Mom & Dad are taking some BIG bugs to them all day long. We are going into the 2nd week of obvious feeding. A very interesting aspect of feeding time is that Mom 'announces' her arrival with a very sweet voice. This I guess lets the babies know she's coming in & not to be afraid. It's nice for me too, because if I am outside I have a few seconds to get my camera up & a photo taken. I have tried to capture the parents coming & going in pics & video. The other day alone I had taken 90 pics/video when I downloaded to the computer...only ended up with 20 that I used. My gift to y'all to enjoy this new little family.
    I have one photo of him or her (not sure because they look very similar) sitting on top of their home with a Walking Stick Bug for dinner for the kids. Wow, what a meal! The Dad will sit nearby & sometimes peek his head in the door...moral support? Too cute!
    I have also noticed that Mom has a bit of trouble getting back out of the house when she goes down inside...I'm wonder how many or how BIG those babies are? LOL I have a phot which shows her with her feather Ruffled, to show you the tough life of a Mom!
    We hear and/or see her first thing when the sun is rising & all through the day until sunset. The other day when we got RARE MUCH NEEDED RAIN (Yeah), the little thing was feeding the babies.
    What Great Parents!
    I'm keeping a close eye at a safe distance so as not scare them, althoug I think they know they are safe here. I am hoping to get some great pics/video when the babies try to get the nerve to get out & FLY!
    It's quite hot here most days, although a bit cooler with the rain & humidity recently. When I am filling the water bowls around the yard I make sure to make a good 'rain shower' up over the top of their home. I hope it cools them down a bit & maybe they get a little shower inside.

    Photo1-Walking Stick in mouth, 2) Just arrived for feeding, 3,4) Roughed up a bit at feeding time, 5) arriving to feed Video 1) Ooops 2) Arriving to feed, you can hear her soft voice announcing her arrival, Video 3) Food Fight - look what she goes through in there & fights her way out, oh my, Video 4) Off for more FOOD!  I am picturing 5 Lb. Babies growing in there. 
    Ahhhhhhhhhh. :)
    Note: I have Killed my Kodak Easyshare Z710 Camera...just a basic PointAndShoot with a few adjustments. I have ordered a new one (sadly not my Z710, out of production). She was a great little camera that gave me Thousands of fun hours!

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