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Friday, January 8, 2010
That's Some Baby
I promised some pictures from last summer that I've been saving. Several people stayed overnight with a couple at Hackensack, Minnesota on the way to the North Country Trail Association annual conference. Beth and Jerry Trout, our host family, had been watching these babies from when they first appeared. What you can't see in the picture is that the tree here is growing directly beside their garage!
Here's a better view of the nest itself. Do you know what it is yet? Don't be fooled by the color. Remember that babies are often somewhat different from their parents. It's not every day that someone treats their guests to such a great feature show.
Here is a closer view of one of the babies. There were two of them, but we could only get them to pose one at a time. Several of us had cameras set up on the Trout's deck. We were pointing, talking, and generally being disruptive, and the birds could not have cared less.
I'm sure you have guessed by now what they are, but I'll show you a parent tomorrow! Then you will have no doubts.