As the day went on it started to rain and it got very dark and windy. Mom and dad did a wonderful job feeding and protecting the babies.
We realized later that the nest was in the perfect spot. We had a fantastic view from Andrew's room. We could look right down into it. It was so incredibly fun to see them even though they were rather ugly. I kept calling them pterodactyls.
We were amazed at how quickly they changed and grew. In just five days they looked like this.
The next day they were even more mobile.
On June 3rd they were standing and flapping their wings.
By that afternoon they had all left the nest. We got to watch three of them leave. The first one left before we got up that morning. One ended up going back but the next morning the nest was empty. We think they are still in the yard. We see babies we just don't know if they are our babies. The parents are still watching over them and feeding them at times. It was absolutely fascinating to watch. I am so glad we got this experience.