Early Spring Sunrise Snow on the Silo

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Quick Robin Update

Parent on patrol!

Spring finally appears to be here and a lot of things are (in addition to a 3 1/2 year old!) demanding my time. Lots going on in the garden, chicks are hatching and the robins eggs have hatched.

I have been trying to take pictures every few days despit
e Mom and Dad being very protective.

Just hatched.

2 days

Six days

Watchful eye!

On a sad note, the ground nesting Song Sparrows that have nested in the front garden the last few years returned only to find one of them dead of unknown cause near the fence line. The mate has been calling and I am hoping it can find a new partner.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Robins Egg Blue

Despite Mother Natures best efforts to the contrary, including a frost last night that managed to kill some of the tender plants out in the hoop house, some signs of spring are still emerging.
You may remember that last summer I was able to chronicle a family of ground nesting Song Sparrows in the garden. This year a
Robin has decided that the support po
st for the over hang above the door of the shop was a good place for a nest. This is greatly hampering my ability to work on getting my resale store ready to open, but it has taken this long so a few more weeks really won't make a big difference.

There are 4 eggs in the nest and I will update as soon as they hatch!