Monday 14 May 2012: No doubt about it!
Unless these two bushtits are pigging out on bugs and worms every few minutes, there are babies in their nest! I watched them most of the morning bringing fat worms and spiders in - changing places every few minutes - and could hear little chattering inside the nest. Oh how I wish I could see in there, to see where the babies are ensconced, how big they are, what they look like.
And why is it such a thrill to have this very common occurrence going on within eye shot of our back door? You'd think nothing like this ever happened before. But first thing I did this morning was set up my viewing perch in the sun room, camera at the ready. Before I made my coffee!!! That's
Here's a slideshow of a few more shots this morning.
Be sure to look at the fat worm LARGE. And notice the clematis flower buds, just about to bloom?