There are four babies. This is Dad and two of the babies – the youngest is on the left.
You can clearly see the difference in birth order. There’s most likely a two to three day age difference. So we have the baby looking very much like the photos I showed you the other day. And then we have the oldest, who has developed feathers all over his body and who is now experimenting with his wings.
This guy worries me. He’s constantly trying to lift his body higher in the nest with a little flap of his wings. Yes, Mama, keep an eye on him.
A few minutes ago, Mama was standing on the railing, sending out some sort of alarm call. She’s calmed down now. You understand, of course, that if I could, I would camp out on the balcony and protect these babies. I’ve already racked my brain for something soft to put on the deck below the nest so that if one falls, he’ll be cushioned.
Am I crazy?
Don’t answer that.
I see why the littlest birdies can stretch their necks so far. They have to be able to get their parents’ attention.
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