Thought I'd show you a better photo of our three day old bluebird baby.
I had a scare this morning - went out the door to go pick up Conner from nursery school, not really paying attention to anything besides locking the door, and when I turned around a MOCKINGBIRD flew up from the ground (I hoped), and mama was nowhere to be seen!
I didn't know I could move so fast, but I dropped my stuff, grabbed my stool, ran to the birdhouse, cautiously and almost sick to my stomach opened the door ... to be greeted by a baby beak ready for food! What a relief! I quickly took a photo, then he fell over backwards so I got a blurry photo of that. I haven't a clue what those little orange mitteny things are on his midsection, because he doesn't have claws yet. I guess the dark redness is where he was attached to the egg?
I scolded mama when she came back as I got into my car, and asked her why daddy bluebird wasn't standing guard, but she just re-entered the house and glared at me like I was the troublemaker.
Whew! I hope I don't have a nervous breakdown before the next two weeks is over!