Our baby hummingbirds are one week old today. They’ve grown a lot since their birthday! Since we last looked, they’ve sprouted a lot of pinfeathers. Also, you can’t see their beaks in this photo, but they’re getting longer and losing that day-glo orange color. Mama Hummingbird’s obviously doing a great job of feeding her chicks. Extra evidence: Look at all the poop pellets around the rim of the nest.
I borrowed Larry the Honey-Do Man’s measuring tape for this next picture. Amazing, isn’t it?
One other thing, tangentially related. Have you heard about Just Born’s newest product, Sugar-free Peeps? My husband, who is a
sugar addict card-carrying member of the Peeps Fan Club, brought some home the other day. He hasn’t yet summoned the courage to try one. Apparently, though, Peeps purists are already squawking about the rubbery texture and unpleasant aftertaste. You might want to stick with the classics. Extra evidence: The new chicks are high in sugar alcohols, which have a laxative effect make you poop a lot.