this is the last picture i got of the birds. look how big they are! since this photo was taken, they have flown the coop. in fact, one day i accidentally scared them, and they went flying from the nest, and i felt so bad until i realized- they really know how to fly! they were fine, and in the next week or two would be flying back and forth from the nest to the great wilderness constantly, making non-stop noise. now they're gone for good and the nest is empty, which is a little sad but it's so nice to have some peace and quiet again! i really enjoyed watching them hatch and grow, it was a crazy experience- people see people and cats and dogs grow from babies to adults all the time, but watching birds do it close-up is more unusual!