Wednesday, April 17, 2019

It's Robin Time!

Greetings friends and fans. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your observant doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel.

Despite the cold weather, the birdies are moving along with their spring time plans. These include fighting for territory, finding a mate, building a nest, and raising baby birdies. The Stodgy Robin Society is no exception. It seems we have a pair who have claimed our yard as their own. Please allow me to introduce Sir Rupert Pinfeathers and his mistress Lady Hildegarde Hoppington. I have not discovered their nesting site yet. 

This royal pair hop regally around the yard looking for big juicy worms, which they gobble up with gusto. They dive bomb any other robins who try to trespass on their personal domain. They might seem very stately and dignified, but they go downright Kamikazi when it comes to their property rights.

My ghostwriter said that when she drove around the block, there was a pair of robins in every yard! She said she had to watch out because once in a while, one would come zooming across the road at low altitude. She remembers a few years ago, as she was driving to work, a robin smacked right into the driver's side window. She felt sorry for the poor birdie, but she was glad her window wasn't open or else it would have hit her on the side of the head! 

Crazy birdies!


  1. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! The birds are crazy this time of year! Do you like your robins or do you chase them?

  2. Oh, yes, the burdies are super duper kerazy this time of year! We've already had two nests of burdies!
    I hopes the Robins don't decide to dive bomb you Chester!
    Ruby ♥

  3. We are seeing robins everywhere and we have had so much rain they they have more than enough worms to keep them well fed!

  4. Your Robins are quite different to the Mr Robin in my garden Chester.
    Our Mr Robin keeps digging in Dad's bonsai trees and making Dad cross with the mess they leave...which is handy 'cos I can blame Mr Robin for thingys I might have messed up as well, hehe
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Our robbies are busy too! They came back to discover last years nest, under our deck ... was gone. Sadly, a workman hit it with his ladder in the fall and knocked it down. But this morning, the pair were busy gathering yard twigs to build anew ... in the same place: guess they like the neighborhood!
    P.S. We think the photos of you today are very very handsome!

  6. We have lots of birdies in our yard too Chester. We enjoyed watching that video too.

  7. Chester we love robins here in our house. In fact most back yard birdies are okey dokey except loud much crows and cow birds and grackles.
    Have you had a spa day? Your furs look like they have been trimmed
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. We have seen quite a few robins here at the PugRanch.

  9. We are seeing lots of birds around too )(ncluding that one that has invaded INSIDE our home), but we haven't spotted a robin yet. We bet they are out there and we have just missed them. We have also seen all those wild turkeys back in the area too.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  10. Those robins are working very hard this time of the year. You are a nice guy to share your yard with them, C. Whenever Mom brushes me, she puts my furs outside in case any birds need them to make their nests soft and fluffy.

    Love and licks,

  11. Wow...we didn't know Robins were so crazy!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  12. Chester!!! It's so good to see you, my friend! Macy's new thing is chasing birds as they're flying over our yard. She dislikes crows the most. *ear licks* Noodle

  13. So nice to see The Robin couple at your backyard!

    Pinot xo

  14. I'm not sure about the intelligence of Robins for they fly into our kitchen window all the time and we know not why. We have a pair of Red Bird Cardinals that sit in our trumpet vine every evening while we watch television they seem to watch the television through the window it attracts them. Happy Easter Mr Chester! If you believe in the Easter Bunny, it means you believe in a fat, purple bunny, which is pooping multi-color eggs in your garden. Hope you find no cracked eggs in your garden.

  15. I have seen some robins around the neighborhood. We have a mockingbird that is a kamikaze dive bomber too.