Greetings friends and fans. This is The Daily Bone, and I'm your doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.
This is the season for lots of birdie drama, as nests are built, eggs are laid, and hatched, and babies grow up. We were very lucky to have found two robin nests in our front yard. We've been watching as the robin families grow.
|Nest #1 on May 14|
|Nest #2 on May 14|
|Nest #1 on May 15|
|Nest #1 on May 17|
|Nest # 1 on May 20|
On the night of May 20, there was a big storm with high winds and heavy rain. Nest #1 got knocked over, and the babies are gone. Well, sometimes Mother Nature is not so kind.
But fortunately nest #2 is in a more sheltered spot. This morning the eggs started hatching.
But we have another birdie drama event. A couple days ago, we heard a loud thump on the dining room window. When we looked out, a dazed goldfinch was sitting on the window box feeder. We opened the window to see if it was all right, but the birdie didn't move. Ghostwriter was able to pick it up in her hand.
She held it until it seemed to become more alert, and then put it into the feeder box.
After a few more minutes, it flew away.
Good luck birdie!