mother moves in
A mother moves in (or on) to our back porch. We actually noticed the tiny nest a few days before. It is about the size of a walnut and appears to be made of dryer lint and spider webs.
Mother has been leaving the nest. Took this opportunity to hold a mirror up and see what was inside. 2 tiny eggs that were no bigger than Jelly Belly jelly beans. Also, I had been repainting the house trim.... doing some scraping. Looks like momma to the time to weather proof here own home with chips of paint that I had scraped off.
we have babies....
After many days of always being on the nest, momma was gone. Looked in side and found 1 of 2 things..... either baby birds or severed monkey toes. To soon to tell which....
above the rim
Was starting to think Mom had abandoned the nest. She never seemed to be around and isn't even spending the night on the nest. However, this morning we noticed 2 small beaks poking up above the edge of the nest. They are alive and growing
a closer looks
sure can see the dinosaur in them
2 weeks from when we noticed that they hatched and the 2 of them are pretty snug in the nest.
out growing the nest
only 2 days since the last photo and they don't even seem to fit the nest any more.