Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Kids on the Block

A couple of weeks ago I went outside to turn on my grill.

And I found something like this:

At first it was a bunch of grass. I cleaned it out and the next day I went back and found it again. After the third time I stopped and waited.

Before long we had eggs! Every few days we would carefully check them and this weekend we found:

Naked baby birds!

Here they are a few days later; they've gotten bigger. Out of five eggs, only 3 hatched. Sometimes we can hear them crying from the sliding glass door. So far it's cute. How long do we have until it gets annoying?

Good thing my grill is out of gas.

30 comments:

monica said...

Wow, that is fantastic! Did mama and papa bird get all that grass in there themselves? Love it! monica

Rocksee said...

Actually I think if you haven't touched them, momma should be there soon to remove them.

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Awwww...too cute! Add your newest babies to Cody and Gauge to the rest of your kiddos and you've got one heck of a full house!

Sassypants Wifey said...

Aww so nice of you to share your living space with the little birdie family. Hope you werent wanting bbq this weekend...

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

That is so cute! And, man, Mama Bird is one smart chickadee! Setting up house out of the rain and where it smells of leftover steaks. Yum-o!

Bren said...

What a wonderful surprise!

Denise said...

Gotta love it! Just so cute. Did you get my kitchen e mail?

Teresa =) said...

OK, birds totally freak me out so I'm not seeing the "cute" in this situation. We had a similar invasion at our old house, but it was MICE! Uggghhh!!! We ended up getting rid of the grill 'cause we were so grossed out by it!!

Why can't nature's creatures just stay out in nature where they belong?!?!?!

Teresa =)

P.S. LOVE your new profile picture...you look like a stinkin' model!

Kim said...

That would of freaked me out!! I'd probably be shopping for a new grill right now. Although I got to hand it to that mama, she's one smart bird.

Tammy Howard said...

Oh, that is almost unbearably cute!

Margaret M said...

So so cute! Time to buy a new grill!

Lorie said...

How cute, but I am sorry to say, you may have to buy a new grill. We have a bird that has built a nest on top of the light in our front entry way, Kaylie named her Lulu, she comes back every year, the light is disgusting, pitted and rusted, and I really wanted to enclose my front entry way, but I don't have the heart to evict Lulu, so there it is, rusted light and no screen, but Lulu has a nest every year when she comes home. I bet the kids are loving it.

The Royal Family said...

cute! I love little naked baby birds!

Brandy said...

So now you can add those to the list of occupants at La Casa Swank. LOL!

They are too cute!

Anita said...

Oh so sweet.......momma bird got all that in there!!!!? I hope you aren't really wanting to grill..LOL!

Regina said...

That is so cute! Funny place for a bird to choose to build a nest. You must not use your grill often. LOL

Christina said...

Totally cute.... as long as you don't have to feed them too!

Debbie said...

I bet your kiddies loved being that up close and personal with those little kiddies. Nature is pretty cool.

Debbie

LOVE your new pic. Definitely does you more justice.

Jessica said...

What a surprise! That is so neat. I bet the kids are loving that!

Kristy said...

Awww I think that is so sweet!! I can imagine it is going to get annoying pretty quick though. lol

Little naked birds....so ugly their cute.
Love, Kristy

April said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Jolene said...

Wow, that is amazing!

The Johnson 5 said...

Girl it is cute the first time they do it, but now that momma (or her friends) will come back every year and do the same thing. And then comes the poop and the MESS! I hate to be a party pooper but we have a bird that does a nest every year on our porch and I loved it the first year, now I'm worried about getting pooped on and one side of my porch is a mess. I told Brian after this time, were rigging somethnig up there so they can't get back. We have TREES EVERYWHERE and they pick my porch!!

~Katie said...

I guess mama bird got the vibes that you are constantly opening your door for more. :) Birds are my absolute phobia so I would be running away screaming but I bet your kiddos are enjoying them.

Jill said...

Yeah, so much for burgers for dinner huh? Baby birds grow fast don't they?

Okay...when my girls get home from school I am going to show them your photos...they will think they are PRECIOUS!!

Angie's Spot said...

Oh wow, that is so cool! What is it about baby birds in a nest that is just so endearing? I love it!

BTW, I got your check today for the big event in November. Can't wait!!

Party of Seven said...

so cute! How will they get out when they need to learn to fly??

momma said...

cute - but only because it didn't happen to me :)

Amanda K said...

A bird built a nest in my cousins BBQ too just a couple weeks ago. They looked and had eggs but when they looked again... the eggs were gone... Strange! I think it would be fun to have baby birds... for only a little bit!

Chappyswife said...

That is cute! It wouldn't take long for me to be wanting my grill back, though. :0)