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Babies with feathers

Seems like everything is really growing a lot this year.

Even the birds, which are making nests in the clay tiles of our roof — front and back on the second story — are on their third batch of babies. (I know there is another word for them, but to me, they are just babies.) A couple of the nests are right above our bedroom and bathroom windows. So I open the windows a little to hear the babies cheeping.

When the parents come back with food every one of the babies begins cheeping loudly and faster — nonstop! They sound so cute. But, like all babies cries, it gives me a feeling of urgency and needing to do something for them! In a few minutes, though, all is quiet. Not one little cheep. They go back to sleep after they are fed and the parents are off to find more food.

I can tell by the sound of their little voices when they are getting bigger. The cheeps turn into chirps and they are stronger sounding. Soon, it is quiet all the time. They’ve left the nest.

I imagine the parents must rest their wings for a few days before starting a new brood.


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