Wednesday, May 20, 2009

More Wrms, Plz?

Above: Monday, the 18th.
Above and below: Tuesday, the 19th. (Eyes open! Then, zzzzzzz.)

Above and below: Today, Wednesday, the 20th.
I thought human kids grew quickly, but they don't beat these guys. Just yesterday they wore nothing but a few threads of white down over their wrinkly pink skin, and this morning - pin feathers have sprouted! They sleep a lot, they're pretty much asleep even when their mouths are open. Now, sad to say, it looks like there are only three chicks in the nest, not four. The last few nights felt awfully cold, and I'm afraid one was lost, possibly on Sunday night. Or perhaps, that fourth egg never did hatch and the 'rents did what they had to do. It's hard to tell from any of the photos exactly how many heads there are in that nest. (It's crowded.) The forecast for the next few days is warm and sunny, though, so that's one less thing to worry about. Now I can concentrate on the, um, flu-like symptoms I fell ill with yesterday. (uh-oh!)


Clytie said...

Awesome pictures! The babies are sooooooooo precious! And at the rate they are growing, they will be asking for the car keys within the week! Tee hee.

I hope you feel better soon, and that you don't get too sick with the creepy crawly crud.

Beth Niquette said...

I'm sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. There's a bevy of bad stuff going around.

Thank you for sharing these amazing photos. I am loving watching them grow along with you.

Like Clytie says, pretty soon they'll be asking for the car keys! (grin)