So far, mama bird has been letting the kids and I look at her babies every day this week. She doesn’t seem at all stressed, and just sits on a nearby post and watches us or goes off and catches a few worms and then comes back to feed her babies after we’ve taken a quick peek. It’s amazing how big the babies are getting and how much they are changing!
Three little ones, just a day old
Waiting for food
Stretching their bodies
And baby #4 is born!
The older babies are starting to get some fluffy feathers
The little ones are starting to fill the nest a bit more now!
Getting a little fuzzier!
Two interesting things...first, you can see the bone structure in the wings starting to form. Second, you can see the fecal sac--mama bird either eats it, or carries it off like a trash bag, depending on the age of the baby. This helps keep the nest clean.
The little guys are really getting bigger! There's a lot less room in the nest today.