Since I've not mentioned the robin family in awhile, let me catch you up:
Thursday, May 8, 2008: I noticed a robin had built a nest in my pathetic-looking asparagus fern.
Tuesday, May 13: egg(s) present. Front porch use limited to coming-and-going.
Friday, May 16: more eggs and mama present constantly. I begin to, daily, rinse and fill the birdbath and keep seed in the feeder.
People, a pictorial of robin-rearing:
May 26: nekkid babies! There are three of them in there:
May 29: Momma (or Poppa - I don't know which is which) givin' the babies some air:
May 30: nekkid babies, part 2 (so Jurassic looking):
June 1: I'm amazed that this is just two days later!
June 1: momma starts sitting higher in the nest:
June 4: feedings are done on high-alert:
June 4: no wonder - those babies are huge!
June 8: this little fellow is the last to leave the nest. He hopped about the fern for a couple of hours. He made is escape when I wasn't at the window with my camera ready. I'm not sure when his nest-mates left, they were gone this morning, though:
June 8: empty nest:
For those of you keeping score at home, that was ONE MONTH from nest-building to empty nest.
Recently, Eurolush found proof that Germans aren't always nice to those in the Badger family. I think it should be known that those of us in the Great Lakes region lurve our Badgers. We honor them by naming ships after them: