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.