I count four little beaks, how about you?
Mama Robin is keeping a close watch on me as I watch her and her babies …
It’s been a busy day here in the Frederick backyard. The nest is bulging with rapidly-growing baby robins, who look to me like they’re about ready to fledge (leave the nest). I spotted a couple of way-too-interested crows hanging around earlier (unfortunately, crows like to snack on baby birds), so I’ve stationed myself close to the nest with my laptop, a glass of ice water, and, believe it or not, a canoe paddle just in case I need to swat at one of said crows.
I have to go inside to Skype with a mother-daughter book club in Wisconsin, so I’m going to let Bonnie take over for nest guard duty for a while. Talk about teamwork!