Apologies to those of you accustomed to more frequent ‘pile posts. My lack of activity here has been due to a great deal of activity elsewhere. The is a logjam of potential posts in the wings.
Speaking of wings, todays post features a few days in the life of some nestlings in our raspberry patch.
The speed with which they grow is astonishing.
Once the eggs are laid, there is a 10 to 12 day incubation period before hatching.
Once free of their shells, the nearly naked hatchlings will grow so fast that they’ll be out of the nest in 8 to twelve days.
Then they’ll follow their parents around for a while, looking cute and begging for food, food, food.
Maybe I’ll add a few more photos over the next week or so.
We’re hoping they’ll leave their before the berries start to come in, so we can cover the ripening fruit, and get some berries for ourselves.
Before these babies realize how good raspberries taste!