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.