I doubt even my friend Dianne will think these are cute. I found two eggs in a precarious spot in my hay barn on July 6. I figured magpies would take the eggs so I didn’t disturb them. The eggs hatched two weeks later. I’ve had to get Jack to help me to pull down hay bales so the bales don’t roll onto the chicks. This photo was taken when the chicks were a week old, and they are even bigger and uglier six days later. I still can’t believe a predator hasn’t found them. I figure they will be fledged in another two weeks and after that I am destroying any eggs that find.