Saturday, August 11, 2007

Huey, Duey, Luey, & Puey

When we first moved into our new house, we discovered that we has a birds nest on our porch. Knowing that there were eggs in it, we neither one had the heart to knock it down. Everyone told us we should because of the mess (& it WAS a mess!) but we just couldn't do it (ironic considering Brad is in PEST control:)!!! We dubbed the mommy Daisy & the daddy Daffy (we're original...I know:). Finally the babies came & we named them (from left) Huey, Duey, Luey, & Puey. I got the greatest kick out of these birds as they began to get used to us being there & quit flying off everytime we opened the door. They have since flown the coop but some people have assured me that they are the type of birds that come back to the sameplace. Against EVERYONE's wishes...I hope they d0:)!!!
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Renee said...

We had those same kind of birds on our front porch every year when we lived in Denton. I, like you, grew very fond of them and always looked forward to their return. I have pics, too.

Mandy said...

I just love these birds. We had them on our farm growing up and in Ralls too. We had a 'special' one born that never grew like the others, we named him Don King because he had just a few feathers on his head. He always looked like a hatchling, even when the others flew away. Finally the Mom booted him out. :( Anyways, I love the birds, but not the mess.

Susan said...

At least your mud swallows built their nest in the corner - ours nested on the porch light...could not use the light all summer or it would have fried the eggs and the babies! Love them, and that is a great picture!