When I got home from work on Saturday, I stopped in the front yard to pluck a few dandelions, and was very heartened to hear the mother bird fly over my head to her nest on the porch. I looked up and saw a small brownish bird, probably a wren. I am not as familiar with bird varieties as I should be.
It is obvious in these pics that the mother has not abandoned the babies, because as you can see, there is a lot of crap around the edges. In fact, I would say this mother is a prodigious crapper! I usually try to save all the nests I find, but this one (and the basket) will be dumped as soon as it is vacated. EW!
These photos were taken last Friday afternoon, and the babies had their eyes open, at least the ones I could see did. Our weather has warmed a little since I first found the nest and it appears that all is well in birdland.
I don't know how many other pics I will be able to get. I have to remove the basket from the wall to get the pics, and I don't want to disturb the mother if I can help it. If the opportunity presents itself, I will snap what I can.