[a place for an egg : courtesy of liz brown : fall 2007]
And just like that the babies are gone.
I went back to the nest to check on the birds this morning. At first I thought they were sleeping...but they weren't. I read yesterday that birds this age need to eat every 15 to 20 minutes from sunrise to sunset. With the mother nowhere in sight, it seems this didn't happen...
This was not how I expected this story to end.