Remember my baby birds from a couple weeks ago? Well, somewhere along the way, we went from 4 babies to 3. I'm not really sure what happened, as I kept a pretty vigilant lookout for birdies gone overboard.
At any rate, for the last week or so, there were 3 babies tucked securely into that nest. During the homes tour on Saturday, I started pointing them out to children but eventually worked them into my standard spiel: "On your way up the stairs, look out the window and back at the porch, and you will see a nest with 3 baby robins in it." Wildlife fun at no extra cost!
It's a good thing the homes tour wasn't a day later. When I finally dragged myself out of bed Sunday morning, I found only 1 little dude, sitting on the edge of the nest, flapping his wings, and trying to get the nerve to try them out. Finally he hopped into a nearby tree:
That picture is a little grainy, as I was shooting through the window screen. I ran outside and got a better shot:
I saw one of his siblings on a nearby branch:
And the other was on my neighbor's air conditioner:
I was a bit worried about that third one, as he just sat there for the longest time. I thought maybe he had hurt himself on the way down, but when I walked over to check on him, he flew about 30 feet away to the top of a tall fence.
So no more birdies for me, at least not for now. I still can't stop checking out the nest every time I go by that window. Maybe we'll get another crop before summer sets in!
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