Thursday, May 30, 2013

Baby birds

So we have a nest with robins. 
Momma watches us carefully.

Ten days into it, I notice her being more active. I think they've hatched. 
Yup, there's some little beaks. 

They're getting bigger..

...much bigger..

And then they're so big they're ready to take flight. 
I had to make sure the dogs weren't around.  He fluttered from the ground to the little table to he fireplace to the railing. Momma came to feed and encourage him..
Then he took off onto the neighbours low roof. And he made it!

And then the second one took off.. He managed to make it into the tree. Woohoo! Two gone. Three to go..and we thought there was only four. As it turns out there is I've babies.. I still think he first one was pushed by his sibling.. Little buggers. 
Tomorrow I think number 3 will take flight. Momma keeps calling him, but he's not interested- at least not today.

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