Ok, I'm almost wordless this week! I posted pictures of a nest with eggs in it a week or two ago. Below you will see a photo of the first little baby bird that hatched. The mommy bird loves aluminum foil and nicely wallpapered her home with it. The baby bird, however, is not so interested in home decor, but he is very interested in being fed! The little bird kept stretching his little neck up to open his beak. Then when his head got too heavy, he just slumped over. It was a little bit funny to watch him doing that over and over.
I had never really thought much about what newly-hatched birds look like. I'm sure different kinds of birds look different, but this poor littla fella isn't very attractive without his feathers! I'll try to post more pictures in the following days and weeks as he grows if Mommy bird will allow me to get close enough to take more photos. (That's a pictures of Mommy Bird sitting on her baby bird the same day that the baby bird hatched.)