Well dear people...the Mistress's boudoir has now officially become a nursery. I mentioned about a week ago when I got back from vacation and opened the drapes a Robin had set up house on the window sill, and she had laid three eggs. All last week I checked on Roberta the Robin and her eggs everyday. She did a great job of sitting on her nest and keeping the eggs safe and warm. Sure enough on Saturday, before we left for the wedding one baby had hatched!!!!
Sunday morning baby bird #2 hatched!
By lunch #3 hatched! Triplets!
Roberta the Robin has made endless trips out in the yard and then brought back worms for her little babies. They didn’t even have their eyes open yet, but they knew when their mom came near and they would wake up and open their mouths in anticipation.
We will checked back in again. Meanwhile the geese Oliver and Olivia and troop have vacated. No sign since last posting. But Saturday night, late, like 2:30AM, I was outside enjoying a stiffener and the night, a benefit of being a nocturnal creature, and heard a rustling in the ivy bed. Out from under a weeping Japanese maple came 3 toddler fox!!!! They were all playing and hunting for mice I'm guessing, in the ivy. They all saw me sitting and were only about a foot from me, and didn't seem to mind me. Boy are they ever beautiful. I'm assuming they are sticking together either because their on their own, or mother was out hunting. On Sunday, I did however get a picture at the woods end of one of them. This might be the mother. I will say, they were entertaining to watch that night. I've seen them every night since.