Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Baby birds

We have been spending a lot more time outdoors recently. Here is what I found in a small tree outside our bedroom window about ten days ago...


The mama bird used part of a newspaper to make her nest! I guess she wanted some reading material for the countless hours she spent sitting on her eggs. There were three to start with but somehow one disappeared. Mama bird has a bright orange beak with a long pointy tail feather. Some have guessed that she is a robin. We checked on the eggs twice a day for over a week and on Monday evening I must have checked right after the first egg had hatched! By Tuesday morning the other one had hatched and here is what they looked like....


I know it won't be long before our baby birds will open their eyes, learn to fly, and leave the nest. We have enjoyed witnessing the mirale of life in our own yard! Welcome Spring :)

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