Birth In The Neighborhood

One of our neighbors has been expecting quadruplets for a little while and we have been anxiously awaiting their birth, hoping to get the first glimpses of the tiny babies.

*This post has been edited to show pictures of the proud momma. Pardon the quality of the pictures, but they were taken at night and the glass on the bird feeder is dirty…
Yes, Momma took up housekeeping in a bird feeder. That’s how I am able to get very close to the eggs/babies without fear of disturbing them. At the time the photos of momma bird were taken, egg 4 still had not hatched but appears to have some small pressure marks on it. I will check again tomorrow to see if our 4th baby is here.Thanks for all the comments ya’ll. I agree with the comments about “adorable ugliness” I just try to remember when looking at their ugly faces and scrawny bodies that one day they are going to soar. Their bright blue feathers will match the sky and their song will be heard across the field.


Three of the four emerged moments before this picture was taken and the fourth is appearing to take its sweet time. Can’t wait to check in on them in a few more days to document their development.





Categories: hatching, photographs

15 replies

  1. Aw! These are the cutest ugly things I've ever seen!

  2. So cute! We have our own (maybe quints!), but ours are in a rotten place for picture-takin' purposes. So much fun to watch!!!Lucy

  3. Oh my goodness, those pictures are so sweet! I love them! That one with its mouth open is so precious. Thanks for sharing!

  4. πŸ™‚ I love baby birds. πŸ™‚ they are hideous, but I love them anyway.

  5. Adorable, awful looking little critters! Great pictures!

  6. Awww, so adorably ugly!!!

  7. Yea becareful with that baby bird picture taking… Just sayin' πŸ˜‰

  8. Awwww…how cute are they?!Kinda.Sorta…in their own little way!

  9. Wow. Wow. And wow. What an amazing shot of one of the little babies with its mouth wide open. They are so cute and red. Thank you so much for this. I came to poke my head in to see what you had up and got this gift. Thank you.Happy Father's Day!Haupi@ Hauplight

  10. you got some great shots…and love your thoughts about one day they are going to soar.

  11. you got some great shots…and love your thoughts about one day they are going to soar.

  12. you got some great shots…and love your thoughts about one day they are going to soar.

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