Monday, June 2, 2008

In which I am the freaking Audubon Society

The Robin's eggs hatched last week.

Mama bird is still watchful

They were not much to look at

Constantly screaming for food

But look how big they got in about five days!

Last night we had the most awesome owl sightings. We'd been hearing them for the past few weeks, but had gotten only brief glimpses. The last night we were at the neighbors for dinner and saw an adult Barred Owl land in a nearby tree. We got up to get a better look and down to the fence flew a baby! Then another! Gah, no camera so I swiped this picture from the Internet.

They babies looked JUST LIKE THAT! All fuzzy heads and huge black eyes. Have you ever seen anything so damn cute? The neighbors are under strict orders to CALL with another sighting so I can get pictures.

( p.s. We did find time for a vacation in JUNE! More later.)


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

They are adorable.

We have a nest in the rafters outside the front door--I never see them, but I hear them and see the droppings!

Madame Queen said...

OMG, I LOVE owls. My son is a little freaked out by the ones at our local zoo and I will say they stare sort of, um, intently at him. Like they might want to eat him!

Mary Alice said...

I love owls too. We had one that frequented our barn when I was growing up. I was always comforted by those familiar hoots.

DaisyJo said...

This is the first year in a long time that I don't have a nest. I'm blaming it on Brinkley.

Melissa said...

You SAW an OWL? I am envious. I only see a glimpse when they swoop past--never get a clear look at one. Lucky you! Great robin pics:)