Babies on Board

As I mentioned in my previous posts, Sweet & Cute Factor and Houseguests, we’ve had a finch mama and papa living in our gazebo for over a month and have been awaiting the arrival of their little chicks. At one time, we used a mirror to look inside the nest, and as you can see, it was exciting to find four eggs.

Yesterday, we saw two babies, so if there are two more, they’re not visual just yet. The little babies are so cute with their tiny heads popping up, and at one time, their little beaks were open. The second photo shows the (left) chick’s hair illuminated by the sunlight. It’s hard to see, but try to look closely.

Then while we watched the babies, Mama and Papa sat on nearby wires not far from the nest. Papa soon decided to join Mama, so together they sat, but keeping a close eye on us, too. We’ve been on the patio ever since they moved in, so they must not have felt threatened by us.

Anyway, it’s been wonderful entertainment to watch this cute little couple prepare for their babies to arrive, and now, to see the adorable little chicks. Someday soon, this amazing family will move on, but until then, we’ll continue to enjoy their company. ❀

37 thoughts on “Babies on Board

    1. They sure are, Sarah, and I’m happy this post made your day. You deserve some smiles right now. Sending much love and lots of hugs! πŸ’•πŸŒΌπŸ¦†πŸ¦…πŸ¦πŸ•Š

  1. There’s nothing sweeter than baby chicks. We’ve got some baby cardinals that recently hatched. It’s so fun to watch the father bring them to the patio for their dinner. Thanks for sharing your photos, Lauren! xo

    1. You’re right, Jill. It was awe-inspiring when we first saw their little heads and beaks. Your cardinal babies sound adorable, too. Aww, the beauty of nature. I’m glad you enjoyed! πŸ’—πŸŒΌ

  2. That’s a great idea to use a mirror to see the eggs – and exciting to see the baby chicks! I hope you’ll be treated to lots of their songs too.

    1. I give my husband credit for the mirror idea and it was exciting to see the eggs. I wonder if there are two more chicks, but we haven’t seen them yet. No singing yet, either, but can’t wait. Thanks for chiming in, Sheila, and hope all is well with you! πŸ’—πŸŒΌ

  3. Great photos, Lauren! It’s amazing how fast they grow, and how quickly they’ll leave the nest. Hopefully you’ll be able to watch them fly for the first time. Keep us posted!
    Hugs to you and birdies. ❀️
    😊❀️🐦 🐦 🐦🐦🐦🐦

    1. Thanks, Betty, and I hope we’ll see them fly for the first time, too. That would be pretty awesome. Hugs to you, too, my friend, and I replied to your email, also. πŸ™‚ πŸ’•πŸŒΌπŸ¦πŸ•ŠπŸ¦…

  4. Definitely sweet and cute! Baby birds are so fun to see. I once saw a whole nest of them up in the rafters of a barn, and they were sticking their necks out and squawking like nothing else – so cute! Thanks for sharing these pics!

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed and loved your story, too. We haven’t heard them, yet, but I suspect we will soon. Thanks for visiting and I’m following you now, too. 🌷😊

    1. Thanks so much, Doda! It’s been great fun watching their progress, and now I hope we get to witness their first flight. Listen to me, sounding like a mom. πŸ˜‰ Hugs! ❀🏡🌸

  5. Lauren, how wonderful for you … and a delight to read about the two chicks (hopefully more soon). Watching them I imagine time feels complete and full – simple pleasures giving so much joy and sharing with each other – and luckily us. Keep us posted. Happy weekend, my friend! πŸ˜€β€οΈ

  6. Lovely and so cute! Perhaps next year the word will be out and you’ll have new guests residing in your gazebo and starting their family. Love and hugs, dear Lauren.

  7. The miracle of life never fails to engage and enthrall one.

    Enjoy them while you can, for time will fly and empty the nest. But memories will remain in your minds and captured in the photo images.

    Peace and love, Lauren dear,

    1. True, yet again, Eric, and guess what? They’re gone! :O I’ll do a later post, but it’s like one minute they were there and the next minute, the nest was empty. It was kind of a sad moment for us. 😦 But who knows? Maybe they’ll tell their friends and next year, we’ll have new visitors. Love and hugs, my friend…

  8. A very beautiful past time Lauren, watching little miracles like this happen is quite an experience, and as Eric says, beautiful memories of moments in time.

    1. I agree, Ian, and I need to do another post because they have left on a new adventure. It was fun while it lasted, and now I wonder if the parents stay with the babies or not. Google time. 😊

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