Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Some bird watching

I was talking to my dad the other day when he mentioned that they had a baby robin's nest in their backyard and would the kids want to see it.
Um, yes!
We were invited over last night for some fun and bird watching.
{After Abby took a 7 hour nap!!!!}
{Yes, you just read that correctly and it's not a typo, 7 hours.}

After dinner {turkey burgers with avocado, yum!} we got the kids ready and headed over.
When we first got their we lifted up all the kids so they could see the babes.

The nest is on top of a wreath on the wall.
So funny.

The babes were soooo cute.
I attempted to get a picture, but it didn't really turn out.
I'll share it anyways, you know, because I'm nice like that.

We kept waiting for the mama bird to come and feed her babies.
It was so sweet watching them lift their little heads in anticipation.

Finally we told the kids that they had to be REALLY quiet and NOT move.
Sounds good, the reality though is that it probably won't happen.

Adison and Ainsley did really well with the whole quiet and not moving thing.
At this point the mama was in the yard waiting for the all clear.

 Abby on the other hand, well, she was just really excited about seeing the mama bird.
Lots of squealing and running around ensued.
It was really cute.
The mama kept getting closer, then Abby would squeal and she would scoot back.
I then decided to pick up Abby and head to the corner of the lawn in hopes that the mama would feel comfortable enough to feed her young.

Lo and behold, after a few moments, this occurred:

It was so neat watching this mama take care of her three little babes.



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