Friday, May 13, 2011

Baby Birds

Several days ago I posted about a Chipping Sparrow nest located in a fern on our front porch. The lovely mother had four eggs in the nest and then.....two of them mysteriously disappeared. I say mysteriously because it looked as if the nest, and fern, had not been disturbed whatsoever. Thus, we were left with two very tiny eggs to watch over.


And then this week one of the eggs hatched. I do think I could have fit that baby bird into a thimble. It truly was that small.



The sibling made its appearance the very next day.



We are hoping they make it as the mother seems a bit sporadic in her visits.


~Nature can be a harsh thing.~




22 comments:

  1. I hope the mommy is okay! Poor little ones! Already hungry. :)

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  2. I just love baby birds! I posted the other day about all the fuzzy wuzzy baby birds in our yards. They are so cute!

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  3. hang in there, little ones! :)

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  4. I have two cats that stay outside, more than in, nowadays, and they are driving the birds crazy. I don't know if they are catching any of them, but the birds are doing a lot of chattering throughout the day,most likely because of the cats.It seems I just can't win.

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  5. yes, it really can be harsh...i seem to get attached to everything!!!!

    baby birds are so ugly and cute all at the same time!

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  6. Indeed. Tiny birds. Big mouths. :)

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  7. How wonderful you have it close to watch and I hope that Momma bird gets her act together.

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  8. Farmchick -- The eggs were a beautiful blue color. Yes, nature can be relentless -- for unknown reasons.
    I hope you will keep us informed on the status of the baby shipping sparrows. -- barbara

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  9. I love watching this! Hope they make it!

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  10. Oh my...they are so new! We have so many babies around here right now...it's wonderful and sad at the same time because many of them don't make it.

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  11. Oh, they're so cute. I hope they make it.

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  12. With those two beaks to fill, I'm sure Mama has no time to hang out!

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  13. Sweet little baby birds. Love it! We have a robin family in an evergreen right outside our front door. They keep returning to build their next there, year after year, even though we walk past the tree all the time. Sometimes they scold us, but we manage to coexist just fine. :)

    I hope your babies survive the elements and fledge to become sweet songbirds!

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  14. I hope they make it! They are so cute, but they do look hungry.

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  15. Just like my kids. Always begging for food and making too much noise.

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  16. So tiny....nature is amazing...and yes- can be truly harsh.
    Glad you have these pictures.

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  17. great shot, nice :-)
    greatings from hamburg/germany

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  18. The birds are so adorable! Keep updating us about the lil ones:-)

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  19. Those tiny things are almost incredible!

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  20. Oh, my gosh...they're itty bitty! I hope they survive. You'll have to keep us posted (so to speak).

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  21. Great pictures. Hope everything is still ok.

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