Mom and Dad keeping a close watch on things.
Six precious blue eggs.
Delivering a snack.
Removing broken shell.
First peek at the world.
Only moments after I took this photo, this little one flew out and away. I was happy to witness it. I thought for sure these little ones would leave the nest before I returned from Charleston, but I got lucky. Last year I watched all three broods during the entire process, but missed all the departures.