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Guests of Honor

The 5 blue eggs that momma House Finch laid have hatched! The baby birds, all crammed together in a tiny one room nest, share body heat to stay warm – their feathers are not quite ready to insulate them from night's chill air. Eyes still closed, their tiny blue-gray bodies covered with sparsely distributed feathers heave up and down in panting breaths, beaks wide open, to keep from overheating during the heat of the day. I have not heard them make a sound yet.

It is exciting to watch the process and beauty of nature unfold, and my wife and I are honored to have such guests at our front door. Their story continues in subsequent posts starting here.

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Reader Comments (5)

Nice site Michael! And I love your little harbingers of spring!!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCary

Ours are hiding in the gourd again this year, bad for photos. How wonderful for you to have a daily dose of Life like that!

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Ah! How very beautiful are these baby birds! What a wonderful way to start each day - with happiness, hope, and a little piece of heaven on earth.

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I can't wait until I hear the peeps of the baby birds I am sure are occupying all my trees.

May 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoan G.

Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your talent with us. We are blessed with hearing many feathered friend's songs, beginning around 5:15 am!

May 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLee

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