It’s not looking good today. Yesterday one of the birds was standing out of the nest, it fell over the edge and hasn’t moved since.
There appears to be a lot of very tiny arachnid bugs on our porch. Every time I touch something on the porch they crawl all over my hands and arms.
I’m really depressed about this and am sorry that I began documentation in the first place.
Wow do birds mature rapidly. They are keeping the mom and dad very busy, always chirping for more vomit.
I just snapped this picture. It appears they have all hatched. There is no movement, yet our mother bird does continue to sit on them!
Hopefully, they are just resting after popping out of their shells.
The bird has built the nest in a very private place on our porch.
Our house is approx 1000 sq ft and our porch is prob 4x8
Post edit: I meant to say that our house is approx 100 sq ft, but the more that I think about the mathematics -keep in mind it’s been a few years since my work and training in a nuclear power plant and I have exposed myself to no math or science- it’s probably closer to 25 sq ft. It’s a four room cottage which comfortably houses my significant other, our pit bull, a chinchilla and yours truly.
Text update: we have left our suburban cottage to retreat to the rural cottage on Deep Creek Lake, MD. It’s nearly impossible to establish a data or wifi connection down here, which is a reason why I love this place.
The eggs have yet to hatch but our bird sits diligently and patiently on the four eggs, waiting for them to hatch. Science bless her heart.
This is a photo I took to demonstrate that I cannot physically look into the nest. This is a photo from my eyesight’s vantage point
Someone help me identify this bird.
As temperatures threatened to drop below freezing this weekend, our bird has been spending more time with her eggs. She is never far and doesn’t leave the nest for more than a few minutes at a time. Last time I checked, the eggs haven’t hatched. I don’t know how long they take, but I hope they wait until Monday, when the temperatures get warmer. Nobody should have to spend their birthday in freezing cold weather.
The temperatures are supposed to be “seasonally adjusted” after this weekend.
Every weekend since spring started has been miserable when compared to weather conditions we have been receiving throughout the week. In fact, this trend goes back to Winter, when the snow came down harder on the weekends and holidays.
I believe we are just about to hit ten days since she laid the eggs. I’m getting pretty damn excited about this.
This bird has decided to roost on our porch. She, or he, began building this nest about two weeks ago.
The eggs were laid yesterday. The picture of her -or Nelly Birdado, as she has been named- is the first one I was able to take. We haven’t identified her breed. It’s very dark in the area the nest was built and I thought it was a good idea to buy a RAZR. She is also quick to flight and seems to notice when I follow her.
The bird is approx. half the size of a robin, grey and white underneath, and has a long beak when compared to the size of the bird. The research I have done suggests she is a type of Chickadee.
I’ve temporarily stopped grilling, smoking or spending long periods of time in the area to accommodate the bird’s privacy and trust.
We live in a cottage in Somerset, PA. Elevation 2190 ft. Apart of the Laurel Highlands in the Appalachian Mountain range.