Thursday, May 13, 2010

Signs of Spring

One of my favorite signs of Spring - baby birds.  Sometimes the story ends happily, and other times, not so...

I found this beautiful black-capped chickadee egg on the ground near some bushes that abut the back porch.  I've looked and looked, but can't find the nest. 

These two eggs are all that remain of a clutch of four that was laid in a nest in a bush near our front door.  Sadly, the robin parents abandoned the nest which they had built at a very steep angle.  The other two eggs had fallen out after stormy weather.  It looks like the babies were just about to hatch.

On a positive note, these week-old robin cuties are doing quite well.  Their nest is located in a small fir adjacent to our back porch so we can get a good look and track their progress.

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