You want a sure sign that spring is here?
How about this?
A robin built a nest right outside of the kitchen window on top of the clothesline post.
She’s an artistic robin and decorated her nest with long streamers of hosta and hay.
The only way I could get a picture of her was to shoot through the kitchen window, hence the grid of the screen.
Over the weekend, I thought that something might have changed. So on Sunday, when I didn’t see her on the nest, I snuck out for a peak. The eggs were gone. In their place, we had these.
It was a little chilly over the weekend, so Mama stayed close, keeping everybody warm. Mr. Robin brought her snacks every so often. On Monday, Mama and Daddy were both on duty bringing a near constant buffet of bugs and worms to the babies.
Obviously, we’re keeping a very close eye on our new little family.
Do you have any spring babies at your house? Is there any more perfect colour than robin’s egg blue? How long does it take for baby robins to grow feathers?