I suspected there were babies inside, as mama and papa have been busily flying back and forth and back and forth for a few days now. Sure enough, mama arrives with a wee worm for the little ones.
She feeds them, and flies off again. I move a bit closer to see if I can hear the babies chirping .......when all of a sudden, SURPRISE! Three little baby birds poke their heads out the hole to say hello!
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Where'd mama go?
Is she coming back yet? I'm huuuungggrry!!!
She's taking FOREVER!
Posing for a photoshoot is hard work, and soon they were nodding off, heads resting on the edge of the hole and on each other.
I backed off as mama and papa returned to the nearby apple tree. Soon they cautiously approach the birdhouse.
Shhhhh! We're being watched!
Later in the day, a doe with two very tiny spotted fawns crossed the road right in front of me as I drove into town. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera with me. Such sweet babies - still wobbly long legs and bony little knees.
And then there is the biggest baby of all, who wants you to know she is feeling much better today, albeit a bit tired still.
I'm feeling better, thanks!