You know spring truly has sprung when baby birds hatch. Princess Nagger was excited to show me her discovery of a nest in our Back 40 in my old greenhouse that still needs serious repair work. The missing panel and remaining shelf was the perfect set up for a mama bird to make her nest:
Ahhhhh! That’s where my missing cookie sheet ended up. We moved in a little closer, hoping to catch a peek at the sleeping chicks:
See the fuzz? Fairly recently hatched, they were napping peacefully.
Oh look! One’s starting to peek its head up:
False alarm, he poked his head up looking for food, then immediately went back to napping with his siblings:
Scrawny little things, aren’t they? I stepped back again (I didn’t want to chance the mama bird returning then rejecting her babies because of my penchant for picture taking).
I stood at a distance with my lens trained and waited. And waited. And waited some more.
I finally saw some movement and started snapping like a crazy person, but my patience (and crazy) paid off as one of the babies raised their head for a couple of seconds looking for the mama bird:
Since time flies by way too fast, before you know it they’ll be flying like a bird from their nest. I’ll have to get some follow up pics to share as they grow before it’s too late.
Do you have any bird nests in your yard this year?
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