Hello everybody! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.
Anyone who lives in WNY knows there is not much in the way of a Spring season. Usually things go right from winter directly to summer. You can have snow on Mother's Day, and then 80º the next. Well, today is one of those suddenly summer days!
My ghostwriter was amazed to find not one, but two robins' nests in front of the house. We suspected at least one robin was building somewhere deep in the yew bushes in front of the living room windows. A thorough search finally discovered the secret nest with one blue egg inside:
But then we spotted the super special hiding place of a second nest perched between the birch and the arborvitae bush.
|Do you see it?|
If we move the arborvitae branch a little, then here it is in all it's glory with four eggs!
The robins weren't very glad to see us taking pictures. So we'll leave them alone and try to just take one picture a day. In the meantime, there are lots of flowers to look at.
Here are some mutant dandelions we found in the yard. Several stems are fused together with a bunch of flower heads on top.
|I wonder what's up with that?|
Getting back to birdie drama now, while the robins are just laying their eggs, the Great Grackle Flying PTA (Poop Tossers Association) has been hard at work, raising their baby gargoyles in the local arborvitae trees. We hear them squawking whenever their parent birdie arrives at their nest with supper. To keep their nests clean, the parent birds take their babies' poops and drop them onto anything they can find … like our cars!
Anyway, it's a nice evening. The sun is starting to go down in the west:
And the moon is coming up in the east:
If you want to read more about our problems with those crummy grackles, please check out some of our older posts: