Today I opened the front door with a flourish, to let hot air escape and draw the cool air through the house (dang, it was HOT today!). Well, I forgot all about Momma bird, and when she got done freaking out and flying away, I thought it would be a good time to go see the progress. Well, by golly gee whiz those little pink blobs are BABIES! There were 2 babies that hatched, and one more egg is left. I was SO impressed!
Sorry about the really crappy picture but I was on a time crunch here!
I think it's WAY cool that I could identify different feathers from FOUR of my own hens lining the nest for these babies. We share around here - it's how we roll. The birds in turn, share their poop all over my porch.
Notice the handy dandy Avon mirror propped above the nest looking down? I'm so smart I continually amaze myself. This was the best pic I could take with only 4 seconds to work with and my hands were shaking because I just knew that mirror was going to flop down and whack those little babies and then I'd get my eyes pecked out. But all was well, I quickly took a few shots, and skittered back off into the house and left things alone so the momma could come back. Oh - the noise we'll be hearing for the next week when those little peepers find their lungs and their appetites!
Nothin like a science lab on your own front porch.
In other news, my in-laws are here for a week, so if you don't hear much well that is why. I'm probably busy making cobbler, canning preserves or baking a cheesecake. Yeah right, as I've said before somewhere recently -
Don't kid yourself people!
I'll be out in the yard nailing my nephews with the super soaker! (As it dribbles all down my pantleg and makes it appear as if I've laughed way too hard)