Friday, June 12, 2009

New Arrivals

Remember this picture from the other day?? Well guess what?









The babies are here!!
Looks like they just hatched this morning.
I can count 5 for sure. It was fun watching the parents while I was out mowing lawn today--as soon as one flew up to the house, the other one burst out the entrance of the house so the arriving parent could bring food to these little ones and the departing parent could go find more. If all 6 hatched, those parents are going to be really busy for the next couple weeks!

P.S. Still no chickadee babies yet. This is day 13 of their incubation, so I'm hoping maybe tomorrow morning.....

10 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Aawwwww aren't they ugly?? Poor little things. It is amazing to think of how beautiful they will be when they grow up.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

So tiny, and yet it's hard to belive they fit in those little eggs.

They sleep in a feather bed!!

NCmountainwoman said...

They definitely are going to be kept busy. Loved the photo.

Mama Pea said...

Not too often we get to see baby birds that young! Could they be uglier? How come they come out nekked when baby chicks, goslings, ducklings, etc. are born with feathers and fuzz?

Anonymous said...

They are so ugly they are cute, the body only a mother could love and of course all of us. Let's hope for chickadee babies in the next couple of days. I can hardly wait. BTW we have more kittens, 3 to be exact 2 gray white and 1 tortise. They are probably about 2-3 wks old, pretty cute. The five that were born a few weeks ago all died.

MOM

Tonyia said...

So tiny and unfeathered, yet they will turn into such beauty! Thanks for the pic!

Gaelyn said...

Baby birds look like aliens. Yet how fun to watch their growth process.

Kallen305 said...

How sweet Ruthie, your yard must be absolutely alive with life right about now.

Jayne said...

It's just amazing how that can come out of those little eggs! Sweet!!

Mary C said...

Ruthie, that is so cool. I sure hope all is going well for the mama and papa, and the babies.