Is this a photo op or what? Look how they are all positioned just so.
They know food is so very close.
Okay...I just thought this photo was cool as it captured mom or dad as they were flying from the nest.
Four to feed...no wonder the mom and dad are so busy
Crowded nest...it will be fun to see how the four of them manage in that little nest as they grow. You cannot even see the fourth one, but he's tucked in there some where.
Where's my food?
I was so excited to get this shot.
Can anyone say feed me? Look at this little guy...does he look in desperate need of food or what?
I just discovered there are two birds tending to their little ones. After the
chicks hatched I thought the mom just sat on them differently as her chest
appeared much larger. Then I realized it was a different bird all together which
I am figuring is the dad or vise versa.
They are funny to watch...such a team. If any bird comes close they shoo them
away and fast. I couldn't believe I got this shot of the two of them. They keep
good tabs on me so I have to stand behind my door and just have the camera
sticking out to get this kind of shot. By the way...they are both feeding their
little ones constantly.
When the mom and dad are not in the nest I sometimes get on a chair so I can see what is going on inside the nest. Well...when they realize I am there, they try to shoo me away and fly near the window. Here is one on their way...so wild. I zoomed in on the photo because I thought it was so cool. It is actually about 20-30 feet away. Once they do this, I promptly go about my business and leave them to theirs.
Here are the two babies...check out those beaks.
This is quite the experience having such a close up view.
This is beyond, beyond cool being able to observe this process of nature close up. I feel like I am in my 3rd grade science class but this time there is no incubator...it is the real thing. I have only seen one baby as of yet because of how they are situated in the nest.
Here's the first photo of the "newborn".