Thursday, May 7, 2015

Baby Birds

So as we were doing our Easter Egg Hunt over Easter, we noticed a little nest in our playground.  Inside was a single blue egg.  We were SO excited to have baby birds in our backyard.

Pretty soon we noticed a very fat mama bird going back & forth to that nest & we knew there would be more eggs!  Each time she left she was a little smaller.

Later that night we peeked inside & there for 4 cute little eggs in the nest.  We couldn't wait to see 4 little birds hatch.

About 2 weeks later, I happened to go up into the playground just as the eggs were hatching.  Three baby birds had hatched so far & they were covering the 4th egg.  They were scary/ugly little things at first.

They had their little wings wrapped around each other in a hug & their eyes were still shut.

Every time I'd made a clicking noise with my tongue, they'd all sit up & open their beaks for food.  It was SO CUTE!!!!

A week later, they started getting little black feathers on their backs & their eyes finally opened.  We could now hear little chirps coming from the playground as we passed.

And finally, when the birds were about 2 1/2 weeks old, they grew too big for their nest.  They had big beautiful black feathers, large beaks, feet with big talons, & voices that could be heard a mile away.  It was time to leave the nest.  One morning we woke up to the nest empty & little birdie voices in the trees.

It was such a neat experience for all of us.  The kids loved watching the whole circle of life happen.

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