Twirly bird.

Today I went to check on a nest I noticed in the back yard at my parent’s house.  Last I checked, the nest was being built, but no eggs.  I see the mommy and daddy robin outside the window, busy, busy all the time.  So today, curiosity won over and I strolled out to see what all the fuss was about.

Mommy robin was a bit mad that I stood around so long.  She had a fresh worm she was trying to feed her babies.  The nest has about five.. I can’t see as they are laying so snug on top of each other.

The cluster of them, fuzzy and fleshy and spiked with wing feathers growing.. they are a pale, dusty grayish lavender.  Very pastel.  I can’t believe how intricate this nest is, it’s several inches deep.  It’s built on a fence gate and must only be three and a half feet off the ground.  I plan to check them regularly and watch them change and see how many color variations there are before robin red.

Growing up, if I was being goofy, my mom would call me “twirly bird”.  When I saw these guys, I could see how I might have been a gawky little thing once.. twirling and thinking I was a princess.

Look what I found to look at on my lunch break.. Veranda magazine.    The article is several glorious pages of some of the most amazing flowers, interesting art and yummy fabrics.  I loved the description the artist gives of bringing her travel treasures home and creating beautiful vignettes.. starting with color.

One response to “Twirly bird.”

  1. Love the photos. Hope we get to see the baby birds grow up!

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