A couple days later (see my previous report, “Spring has Sprung,” below), the hatchlings are growing a bit of fuzz; they’re growing quickly, but their eyes still seem closed. They are also developing the little tubelike structures on their wings that will turn into real feathers.
By the way, I noticed that there is what looks like human hair woven into the lining of the nest (you can see it better on the previous post). So I’m wondering — hey, is that MY hair? I’m imagining they could’ve picked it up from the broom that is also on the back porch.
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