This evening, John and I were sitting on the porch. I heard a strange little noise and wondered what it was. A few minutes later, I heard it again…a tiny little “peep.” John peeked into the nest some sparrows have built on our porch.
Sure enough, the eggs have hatched! There are baby birds in the nest. They seem to be very recently hatched. Big pieces of egg are still in the nest with them. I didn’t want to upset the mama and papa bird, so I took a quick picture and backed away.
The babies are kind of scrawny and ugly, all piled up in the nest. I am so happy that they have hatched and will be “peeping” away on our porch for a while. Having them there makes our porch even more special to me.
I am a little worried about our tiny new babies. I feel very protective toward them. I want them to be safe. I will be checking on them, but not so often that I scare mama and papa bird away.