There are five little babies in here - possibly six. I snuck up behind them to get this shot but I was still very far away. Ummmm.... none of the brown lumps are babies... Just a few very quiet road apples =p
You know I have had one or two things to say about the lovely, quiet little call that the guinea fowl have *laughs* (never heard it? search the internet for guinea fowl sounds!) Well, the little chatter that they have with their babies is just the opposite. It is a very melodious soft bird sound - very hard to describe. The babies make almost the same sound rather than little peeps like chickens make. The overall chatter between mom and babies is very sweet.
Mom is a grey guinea - but I can't tell you which one of the birds she is. The babies will group under mom for a few seconds and then they run off and mingle with all the other adult birds.
The funniest thing to watch, is when they are in the low weeds. You only see the weeds moving and then all of a sudden a little bird hops straight up. If you saw them running on the ground by themselves, you might mistake them for mice. They dart back and forth and run very fast so it is just about impossible to count them! These babies are about a week old now.
They do grow fast! Newly hatched guinea babies are so tiny that they can go through the wires in a standard bird cage. Guess how I know that? *rolls eyes*
Hope your Funtry Friday got your weekend off to a good start! For those celebrating Labor Day - have a nice long and safe weekend!