Thursday, May 28, 2009

Newest chick pic

Babies are doing fine and now have pin feathers developing on their tiny wings. It has been cold and rainy the last two days, so I haven't been able to get an update since this picture was taken over the Memorial Day weekend. I'll try again tomorrow when things clear up and mom goes in search of food.
There have been a couple of nice benefits to having the robins nest so close to the house. First of all, they want to stay nearby and so are feeding from the yard and best of all, from my vegetable garden. Hopefully they're keeping the garden free of beetles, grubs and other pests. Secondly, the parents chase away other unwanted visitors who venture near the deck. This morning we witnessed the male robin harrassing a chipmunk which had come onto the deck. He managed to chase it off the deck and out of the yard. Good job, dad!

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