The first two photos are from Monday, Day 2. I am counting Sunday as Day 1 since they must have just hatched- they are so wee!
This evening I checked on them. The lighting was poor- and I spooked the mama off the nest. I felt guilty, but I know she will be right back to warm them. The weather has turned cold again and I bet she has to spend a lot of time sitting on the featherless beasts.
I think there are three. I was sad to see the pretty blue egg gone. Either it hatched or she removed the egg. I looked around on the ground hoping I'd get lucky. I wanted that egg.
Here is a photo of my ladder for peeking. I have keep it in place so I can easily climb up and take photos.