Monday, June 6, 2011

Momma Robin

I have a little friend who's been living in my house for a few weeks now. A robin whom I've named Momma. She built a nest in the wreath on my front door. This is the second time I've had a bird build a nest in a wreath of mine. The first time was when I was in college. I just can't bear to get rid of the nest even though it's incredibly inconvenient to have because I feel like I can't use my front door. I learned my lesson the first time when I opened the door and the bird flew into my house trying to attack me. It still gives me shivers when I think about it. You know how birds scare me. Birds, fish and garbage disposals.
Anywho, Momma's little robin eggs hatched a few days ago. Two little ones! Aww. They're so stinkin tiny. I tried to get a really good look at them yesterday. I grabbed a ladder, carried it through my backyard and around to the front (since I can't go out my front door) and attempted setting it up when Momma came flying around me which lead me to let out a huge girly scream and run away. Momma also has friends on the lookout making sure the babies are safe and sound.
I love watching Momma. I check out what's going on about 6 times a day and I catch her feeding them a lot. It's so sweet to watch. However I'm very ready for them to spread their wings and fly. I googled and they'll be occuping my wreath for another 12 days. I'll definitely be trying to catch their first flying experience though. I saw it happen with the first bird nest experience. One bird went first, hopped around on the ground for a long time, then figured it out while his brothers and sisters watched from the nest. I hope I get to see it happen again! Okay. Wine and movie with my sweet Momma who drove all the way to Bentonville just to keep me company while the hubs is in Cali for business. Love her!!!!!!

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