Without further ado, I present to you the newest member of our avian family’s first baby portraits at 1 and 2 days old (click the photo for the large version):
I (very cruelly, according to B) removed the nest from the cage so I could get some good photos this time around. And I stuck my finger in the nest as a size comparison. B was non-plussed — apparently this was just too cruel — but there was no way to get decent photos without removing the nest temporarily.
Here’s the baby bird on his second day of life. Isn’t the little fluff of white down on his back just the cutest? He doesn’t look much different than he did yesterday, but that will soon change and I hope to document his rapid development in photos a little better this time around.