Ever seen just hatched baby birds? When I was out at Dyess monitoring on Thursday, I photographed these baby birds in one of the nestboxes. I find it easier to check on the contents of the nests by using a small digital camera, switching to “macro,” positioning it above the nest, and then taking the picture. Was I excited to see that the eggs were hatching! I only took this one picture because I didn’t want to disturb the process of birth. I hurriedly closed the box and moved away.
Here’s a closer look. You can see “arms” with almost hand-like projections that will become wings; translucent skin with the little veins showing; baby-fine fluff that will soon become feathers. Aren’t these pictures fascinating? Not because I took them but because birth is such a miracle. How do these naked, featherless, blobs ever become bouncy, chirpy, flying birds? How can bugs, worms, and mosquitoes transform this mass of gel into something beautiful? Nature is indeed a series of miracles!
4 responses to “Congratulations, You Have Babies!”
So so sweet!!
They’re great pics – I keep forwarding the newest stuff to Barbara Rickard in Atlanta so she can keep up with us.
You didn’t tell us what species they are…
These are Bewick’s Wrens. Couldn’t you tell 😉