Wednesday, July 14, 2010

nest




a few weeks ago i was on my way out the door with olive for our evening stroll and saw all these twigs sticking out of the rose tree in our front yard. we had just had a storm so at first i thought the storm caused it, but as i got closer i realized it was a bird's nest. a first was empty, but i kept my eye on it.

a few days later there was a tiny blue egg with brown spots. the next day...there were two...




and then three... and finally FOUR little eggs...



the mama is a northern mockingbird and is very protective of her nest. we've been patiently awaiting the chicks' arrival...trying to stay far enough away but still peeking from time to time. yesterday TWO hatched and today the third!! maybe all the little buggers will be here by tomorrow. i will take pictures when they are a little bigger... they are just balls of fuzz right now!

3 comments:

Sarah said...

SO cool!

Holly and Everest said...

Everest and I are totally jealous!

The Richards said...

Wow, this is neat.It will be fun to see all the eggs hatch. Cant wait to see the pics you take when they are bigger.

BTW, your blog rocks!