If you think Hollywood is full of baby bumps, take a look out your window. That busy little finch or chickadee may have a bun (or six) in the oven, even as we speak.
The baby bird count at our house currently stands at 10 chickadees (two different nests), 3 Carolina wrens (on our propane tank!), 3 robins and 4 turquoise cat bird eggs waiting to hatch. And if Papa song sparrow’s lovely but incessant singing outside our window means what I think it does, I’m pretty sure he’s got a secret love nest nearby too.
Ok, I confess - I’m a total geek about animals. After all, I work for Animal Planet! But I bet you are too or you wouldn’t be reading this, right? And even if you’re not a bird nerd, it’s fun to watch this feathered babypalooza if you know where and how to look. (Just make sure you don’t endanger the nestlings!)
Everything you need to know about being a responsible peeping tom can be found at nestwatch.org.