Friday, July 14, 2017

Meanwhile Out In The Field

An update on our favorite robin family!  Last night, just before dusk, I walked out and peeked into the nest to see how many babies were actually in there.  I found two babies, but they looked dull and lethargic and my heart sank.  I know how heat can affect animals, especially tiny babies :-(.

This morning I took my breakfast out to the end of the walkway and watched the "tree" while I ate.  I saw no activity.  I waited and watched for any sign of life.  No mom or dad coming or going.  I wasn't super surprised, but I'd been so hopeful yesterday.

I finally decided I had to know for sure, so I walked on out.  As I climbed up the ditch, one baby heard me and jumped up, active as could be!  I quickly backed away and was happy at least one baby had survived.  And sure enough, mom and dad were still on the job.

I checked on them from a distance several times during the day and found both babies were alive and well.  Baby birds grow fast.  Hang in there kids!  

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Meanwhile, as I was on my stakeouts yesterday I caught a couple nice horse shots.  Hickory and T-Bone are much like Biscuit and Muffin.  They are almost always together and frequently side by side.




More puzzles :-).

Enjoy!


5 comments:

sophy0075 said...

Thanks for report of good news about the robin babies. I hope they continue to thrive.

LannieK said...

We're pulling for them!

Cheryl West said...

Wonderful news and beautiful photos of your horses.

Terry and Linda said...

Those birds prayed for a gift of shade and you arrived as an angel in disguise!

Sheepmom said...

Good news! Fingers crossed they make it. Every day of progress counts big when you're a baby bird!

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