Rainy May Day

It’s a cold and wet May 1st today. The leaves still aren’t out on the trees and the magnolia hasn’t blossomed yet. We are all waiting patiently for the burst of green.

I took another photo inside the robin’s nest on Tuesday (day 5) to check how many chicks we were going to have. (Apologies for the lack of focus — I was standing on the top step of the stepladder with the camera raised above my head.) There are three — the same as last year.  The robin is back on her nest full-time now that the weather is cooler (it got down below freezing on Tuesday night). I do wonder what she thinks about all day just sitting there.

The second photo shows the construction of the nest a little better and its precarious position on the ledge. The robin has a slightly hard time squeezing her tail feathers in and sometimes has to raise them almost vertically to fit them up against the boards, depending on which way she is facing.

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Three eggs again – our robin is consistent

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Made of mud and dried grasses

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