Thursday, June 29, 2006

Hello Birdies

We found some mockingbird eggs in a hanging plant on our front porch a while back. The kids and I have been peeking into the nest once in a while to keep tabs on the eggs.

I was a little worried that Momma Mockingbird had become kitty chow. I have not gotten dive bombed in several days and I had not heard a peep out of her for a couple of days.

A few days ago The Princess wanted to see the eggs so I pulled the hanging plant down and was surprised to find three babies. They were not all crammed together in the nest; they had lots of room, so I guess they were newly hatched. I did not get around to snapping a baby picture until this morning. The are really crammed in the nest now.

Here is a close-up shot. It is a little blurry, because Momma Mockingbird decided to divebomb my head while I was taking the picture. Glad to see she is taking care of the babies. But I am even more glad that she missed my melon.


Anonymous said...

this is awesome. the nest in a hanging plant and the photos of the birds. me like.

Mike said...

They are moving around, but I haven't heard a peep out of them.

There are three of them in there. Two are easy to see,the third is harder.

Look for the yellow line across the top of the leaves in the center bottom of the pic. That line is it's closed mouth.