Saturday, 2 July 2011
I patiently waited until both parents were out of sight before sneaking a little peak. Not expecting to see much more then the outline of a nest. ( They are so good at hiding their babies.) I was amazed to see a little bundle of baby chicks. They looked like little aliens. Eyes still closed and just a few tufts of fluff, not a feather in sight, beaks were wide open waiting for their next meal. They are just so sweet.
I could have sat and watched them all day, but I heard the rather loud tweet of daddy who was telling me in no uncertain terms to get lost. I quickly placed the leaves back to hide my little ones and left them to their dinner. I can't wait to watch them grow. My kids are fascinated by them although they have been given strict instructions to leave them well alone.
I am pleased that my coconut liners that they ripped to shreds to make the nest (as posted earlier) was not in vain. Now I have seen these little babies I'm actually pleased that they picked my garden.