Tuesday, May 19, 2009

They're gone!



A week ago today, I peeked over the edge of Momma Robin's nest, and was shocked to find that the babies were gone without a trace!

At first I thought that Momma had turned on them and pushed them out...too much human attention...but they were not to be found anywhere on the ground, neither was there any evidence of their demise on the porch floor. Then I considered the neighborhood cats...but nothing on my wobbly shelf was even out of place. A marauding cat would have knocked something down, and messed up the nest...

I don't know where they went...But the Saturday before, we hosted a baby shower here and had many guests go in and out the front door. We would go ahead of them to startle Momma Robin out, trying to avoid freaking anyone out as she flew out squawking. Then we would explain the situation, and then everyone had to have a look inside the nest. I think that Momma Robin got fed up, and moved her babies out of this high traffic area...Although none of us can quite picture how she would have accomplished that...

I'm not even sure it's possible, but it's the best ending to this little story that I can think of, so I'm going with it! :D Bye, bye birdies!

2 comments:

Ridge said...

Yikes! I wonder where they went. How big were they, feathers yet?

Ross and Taya said...

Like many other discerning Lynden citizens, I think they found a little Park Model home in Yuma, Arizona. They'll come back to Lynden for Raspberry festival and the fair, but they like the warm weather and daily shuffleboard tournaments down south.

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