Friday, May 13, 2022

Nice Days

 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! 

Ghostwriter's car

Dad's car


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:



Nap time! 


  1. Hi friend, Ojo here! Oooh, eggs! Oooh, flowers! Oooh, nap time! Oooh, poop! (My person says "Ewww, poop!")

  2. Your flowers are just so pretty, Chester! We hope your robins have better luck than ours did. Those grackles are really disgusting birdies!

  3. We sure had a burst of summer here this week, Chester. You have some beautiful flowers and how cool to find 2 robins' nests. We hope you have lots of cute robin babies. We agree that those grackles are just pests.

  4. Chester each photo is gorgeous BUT MY FAVORITE is the last one. I'd love to pet your curly furs.
    The robin's eggs are gorgeous. I'd love to have an article of clothing eggactly that color.
    Oh boy don't get me started on bird poop. We think an eagle flew over out deck sometime Thursday.
    Friday morning we had a splat that stretched about 5'...ending with a gigantic horrid mess against our shed. By the time we saw it the sun had started cooking it. I had to carry out several pitchers of scalding water to start the melting process the I got out the hose.
    Happy Weekend to you, GW and Dad

  5. It jumped right to the high 80s/low 90s here. Finally some rain which is good. So excited about your robin eggs! Lee and Phod

  6. Beautiful nature in your yard, C. And very exciting to have so many eggs to watch. The birdie poop is much less exciting, but no matter the birdie type, poop happens.

    Love and licks,

  7. You lib in a pretty and interesting place. I love bird poop! Most of ours comes from crows. I want to roll in it, but I'm not allowed.

  8. I haven't found any robin nests, but I did find a mourning dove one...sheesh, they sure don't make the sturdiest ones, LOL!

    Our weather has been like yours, too...a yo yo describes it well.

  9. Hi friend, Ojo here! Stopping by to say hi again! Happy Sunday!