This weekend, we had two brand new baby birds and two eggs. As of today, all four babies have pecked their way through the shell and into the world. The two older ones are getting some fuzz, so all is progressing as Mother Nature intended.
The babies have a great mom - when I went to get updated photos, she let me know with a fly-by warning slap to the head that I was way too close to her babies. When I got closer for another shot, she flew about one foot from my hand and bravely landed on the tree limb to make her presence known. You have to respect a mom like that!