Day One - May 6
Pretty little brown-speckled eggs
Day 11 - The chicks are here!
I'm not sure how long it took for the chicks to hatch since I didn't notice the nest right away. It usually takes about 2 weeks.
The chicks are all fluff and eyeballs and mouth.
The male appears to feed his chicks.
A quiet moment in the nest.
Still balls of fluff and eyeballs and cheeping for their mother.
The little chicks' wings are starting to show definition.
The little chicks' wings are starting to develop.
An in focus shot of the mama bird! She's so nervous that she flies off when she detects any motion.
The shy mama bird is at the nest often but quick to disappear if she senses me and my camera.
The chicks are becoming louder and more demanding. The 4th chick has disappeared.
So many chicks, so little time. Both mama and daddy are needed to keep these hungry little chicks fed.
Give me some, Mama. Give me some!
Mama tries to sit on the nest but the chicks are stronger and more pushy peeking their little heads from under her belly.
Here's mama again back from her foraging for more grub for the hungry little monsters!
These odd-looking little chicks rest between their demanding cries for food.
So exhausted. Screaming for food is tiring!
One of my favorite pics - the chick pushing his way out from under his mom. He must be thinking, "get off of me and get me some food!"
The little dinosaurs are getting louder and pushier every day screaming for more food.
Such demanding little critters.
Mama's back with food. Yay!
Can't keep the little chicks down. Mom is trying so hard to protect her little nestlings.
Dad's back! Yay!
Day 20 - Last sighting
My last image, and then they were gone. Very sad for me.