Sunday, May 24, 2009 Part II

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The park in my back yard...........

May 24, 2009

My lovebirds layed eggs the last 2 weeks in March. Although there were five eggs in the clutch,
only three hatched........the first one being April 18. Then two days later, the
second and two days later, the third.
It is fascinating to watch this whole thing happen. At almost five weeks old,these babies are healthy and yelling loudly to be fed. They are beginning to get the
"Lovebird" green feathers and the back is usually the last to get greened up.
The face will be a pale peach until they are about six months old and then they
will become officially colored "Peachfaces"........the gray downy feathers are even
softer than the new green ones. They are not too keen on being held, but, I love it!
At this point,Coco and Limey do not sleep in the nesting box with the babies.......they
are getting kind of big! They actually double in size every week. And are born with
black beaks.
The first born has come out of the nesting box a few times. Pretty timid by the
whole process, it doesn't stay out long or go far from the opening, mostly it just
sits on the perch right outside the box and looks around!
But, when a little head peeks out for a minute. Coco and Limey stay near by and
encourage with little clucks!!
Mom and dad usually hang around the opening to feed little bits of "atta-boys"
afterwards. Ain't "Mother Nature" cool!