They are so teeny as you can see by my finger which I purposely put as close to them as possible without touching them. The parents are mad again of course, but they should be thanking me that I didn’t mow them along with the grass around the tree. Beside – now everyone can celebrate with them.
On the left you can see the open beak – the only distinguishable feature. On the right (taken a little later) you can see what looks like a wing just above my finger with a head just to the right of that.It seems that whereas the robin had hers hatch one day at a time, the Blackbird hatched all hers within a day. I would have had to check on them hourly to see an egg opening. I think I would have been pecked to death if I did that!I’ve seen Raven’s flying by with 4 or more little birds diving them. If it didn’t hurt I’m sure the Raven’s would pay very little attention to them. Raven’s eat the eggs of small birds, so the whole community gangs up on them.