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7. 8/14 A Very Late Good Morning From the Nest

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

It has been an exciting day at the nest. Due to many technical difficulties I couldn't blog about it until now and even this will be with unedited pictures.

I did do a little research last night so just FYI:

Nest inside is 4" in diameter

3-4 eggs laid, only female sits (50 minutes out of every hour), one egg laid a day
So, I dubbed 1-2-3-4 basically by size; that shall be their names with 4 having a definite size advantage when you think of the difference a day makes.

They are nestlings from 9-16 days. I'm guessing this depends more on the nest location than the nestlings. This was an ideally placed nest! The upright branches prevented accidental falling.

When one leaves the nest it becomes a fledgling and the adult male is in charge of continuing to feed them for 4 weeks while the female goes about setting up for the next brood. Being this late in the season; she may just join a flock and be done with it! Gotta love a happy ending!

GOOD MORNING, the day with me started at 8:30; a cloudy morning.



Kinda hard to tell the status of the nest right now.
9:48 A.M. Let's take another look.





Who doesn't care??

YOU'VE GOT IT!!



10:03 a.m. Two are gone (4&3 the oldest) 1&2 remain, 1 being the youngest.
Who will leave next?



Oh My Gosh! The little one?

10:17 a.m. "I'm outta here!"



10:20 Good by #1



Only 2 remains; just how badly can he tick his Dad off??! You'll have to come back
later for the rest of the story. I think it will be worth it.



"I'M BAD!"


Bear with me. Until then---Smiles, Joy
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SISSYB3 8/25/2012 2:15AM

    Wonderful Joy! Thanks so much! emoticon Renee

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MOSTMOM1 8/23/2012 10:56AM

    I didn't know dad cared for the fledglings. Interesting! And how hilarious are the expressions on Xena and Sugar's faces?? LOL

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ANNEMAC5 8/15/2012 1:24AM

    Love your story telling and the pictures, off to read the latest blog

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QUEENMOXIE 8/14/2012 10:40PM

    emoticon emoticon Love the picture of Xena and Sugar..Sugar is thinking.....Why is mom paying so much attention to those birds when she should be focusing on us! Xena is thinking, What do you mean us? She should be focusing on me!

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NANHBH 8/14/2012 7:29PM

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MOTTAMAMALOU 8/14/2012 6:29PM

    I loved this. The birds are too cute!

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