March SOL – Day 23

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Today is Day 23 of the March Slice of Life – the daily writing challenge hosted at Two Writing Teachers.

After a two year hiatus, the robins are back to nest on the ladder hanging on our porch. I was excited to see the makings of a nest late last week

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but I didn’t what was building it until today. I caught a robin bringing in more supplies for building. Yeah! The nest is almost done now.

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I so enjoyed our yearly visitors – watching the eggs hatch and the babies grow. We even had doves one year.
We may not be able to use the ladder for a while but it is worth it. I love watching from the window as the robins take turns feeding their babies. I try to capture a few shots when the parents are searching for food. Can’t wait for this year’s family!

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16 thoughts on “March SOL – Day 23

  1. At my grandmother’s house, there was a family of swallows that came in every—spring, I think?—to nest. We would watch them from the windows, careful not to disturb them… Such joy to be visited by these creatures. Here in Curaçao there are no swallows, or robins, sadly, but there’s plenty of new airborne fauna to keep me busy… Parrots come to the fruit trees in the yard at around sunset, their wild screeching and cawing filling the orange skies. There is an indigenous bird here that I never heard of before, called ‘Trupial’ — a gorgeously bright yellow and black medium-sized bird that sings beautifully, and very distinctively. One majestic male has made it a habit to fly into the kitchen (the living area is all open) and peck around for some tidbit to eat, so I’ve begun to leave out things for him on purpose.

    I came over from the A-toZ Challenge Theme Reveal list… couldn’t find that post, but I’m very glad I found this one 🙂
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

    • I loved reading your story about the swallows. I switched to my art blog for the AtoZ -http://bunnysgirl.blogspot.ca. Thanks for stopping by. I will definitely visit yours.

  2. Wonderful that you have them back. My robin(s) came back last week, but I don’t know where they nest. It was such a wonderful sight to see. Now today we have a blizzard, so I’m not sure how they’re coping. Thanks for showing us the news, Beverley.

  3. I am always on the lookout in our bushes for possible families moving in. I’m afraid my husband would not allow a nest on our porch, too messy for him. I look forward to the updates on the new family. Love the photos!

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