Saturday, May 29, 2010

The baby Robins flew away today

I guess this is Nest #1 Flyaway Day here in Kentucky. The robins that were in the nest this week have decided to fly away today.

I did get a couple of photos of the event. The second-to-last one is seen thinking about leaving, and then the last bird in the next flew away from the porch when I saw it, and hid from me on the tree for awhile.

The whole family exploded with joy as Bird #2 flew into the trees. They were singing, swooping, and generally making a racket to welcome their new playmate. It was the first time I'd ever seen this!

Bird #3 kept walking away from me like squirrels do, around the tree, hoping I would leave it alone and not take another picture.

All in all, it was a fun morning! Rickey says the robin will be back to lay some more eggs soon. We might have up to three hatchings here.

All for now,

You may also want to see the last posting - the baby birds in the nest.

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