Friday, June 10, 2011

The First to Leave

Hi everyone -

Well, it's bound to happen - the first robin baby has left the nest. I looked out yesterday and there it was on the deck. A few minutes later, it flew down into the adjacent garden. Mama was going frantic since I was there with my camera - three babies are still in the nest but it won't be long before they leave, too. This is such a dangerous time for them once they leave the safety of their home and are out on their own - much like our own kids!! About an hourafter this little one was in the garden, we got a strong thunderstorm with hail - I was really worried about this baby - but today I can hear it begging for food, so it survived the storm and its first night -phew!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend and keep smiling -


animal lover, quilt lover said...

I do the same thing Judi,
I get so invested in the babies of all the wild life that I see daily. That is one way I got feeding the coons, possum, rabbits, birds and hummers. I don't have many hummers this year. I have see only 2. They are drinking plenty of sugar water tho. Maybe I have more then 2.
Thanks, Thank you for your visit, I love your company!!!
XX, Happy & Fern

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Don't you love watching them grow..leaving the nest is always the hardest part. I think that we may be feeling the pangs of empty nest syndrome here too very soon!

Hugs, Nancy and the menagerie

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Judi,
If you go through a hole feeder in a day you must have more then 2 birds. I have two and it takes 3 to four days to go through the feeder and I really don't fill it FULL. Almost.
It is hurting a little less now that it has been 2 weeks and 2 days since she left. I know that I gave her the best life she could have had! I think it was meant to be for use. I think that is why 3 families brought her back to the shelter and then I came alone!! Meant to be.
Love love your company. Happy Father's Day to your Hubby.
xx, Fern