I was able to get within about five feet and use the close-up feature to get this shot. Christina came up behind me. "Why don’t they fly away?" she asked. "They can’t yet. They’re still too young." I took many shots to assure I got a few good ones, then went inside. The next day, Christina was breathless again. "Mom! I saw the baby birds fly away!" That was quick! "Can I keep the nest?" Ugh! Well, I told her to give the birds a little time, they might still come home for a few days. Besides, I told her, another bird might use the nest. The idea of birds recycling nests was new to her.
So, once again, nature had spawned a desire to observe, discover, collect, record. Another good day of building synapses in the brain, and awe and wonder in the heart!