Sunday, April 15, 2012

Baby Birds

Springtime is such a busy and exciting time of year- all the new and bright green growth, all the beds that need prepared, and all the seeds and seedlings that need planting.  We, however, are not the only ones that are very busy in the spring.  An eastern phoebe female has been busy making a nest on top of the front porch light:

Inside that nest are four eggs and the other day the first little bird hatched:

Is that not the cutest little baby bird ever??  

The little bird was quickly tuckered out and took a nap.  It is tough being such an adorable baby bird!

Yesterday I checked on the nest and now that first little bird has company:

All four eggs have hatched!

Here's busy mama bird:

I will definitely be watching and taking photos as the little birds grow.  I don't want to disturb mama bird and the babies too much, but it's difficult when the nest is next to the front door!  Yesterday I spent a lot of time working on the front flower bed and mama bird was not happy about my presence. 


  1. You sure are nice. Mama bird shouldn't be too annoyed. Most people (i confess I am part of the crowd) find ways to keep birds front nesting on their houses. Around here, they like to get into the eaves. It will be fun to have a first hand view of their growing up though. Just wait until they start flying!

    1. I just read up about this species and they are vegetarians.. probably set up home here because of all the goodies they can eat in my garden! I may not be so fond of these birds in a few months, but for now they are so fluffy and adorable!

  2. I absolutely love the second photo. It looks like the baby bird is having the sort of temper tantrum tht I thought were only possible by my 2 year old son.

    1. It appears all babies are the same.. temper tantrum followed by nap.. and repeat until grown!