We were so overcome with the adorable baby birds in our front garden that we just had to check up on them to see how they'd grown. Quite a bit, as it happened, in just six days - suddenly they're not bald any more so they look like mini birds now, rather than ugly-cute newborns:
We actually have a few nest boxes scattered around our garden. The one I've been showing you is right in front of our house, but there are more out in the woods:
So, inspired by the cute babies, we went out to see if we could find more. Not all the boxes are inhabited (apparently some of our birds would rather live in a hedge than in a house!) but we did find a couple more little families.
The first ones we found were the tiniest we've seen yet - with hardly any feathers. We guessed they may be blue tits, which typically have more babies, and are smaller birds. They made such a noise!
For scale, here's a picture where you can see the whole box:
Whereas the next ones we found were much more grown up:
Sadly I think we'll have gone on holiday before they learn to fly. Maybe next year...?