|You guessed it.|
|We think this is Mama, keeping a watchful eye on the proceedings.|
"Our" robin was back several weeks ago, using last year's nest in our holly bush by our front walk. This location made it easy for the kids to peek carefully at the nest every couple of days or so. That blue of the eggs is my favorite color. And it was such a treat to watch the mother bird give the babies flying lessons. As they went from hatchlings to being out of the nest and hopping about the yard to flying, it amazed me again how quickly they go from being newborns to fending for themselves.
Other birds love the woods here, and we've had visits from our friendly neighborhood downy woodpeckers are well as a pair of red-bellied woodpeckers, among others.
All this busy-ness keeps our own not-so-wildlife happy.