robin red-breast

Walking back from the mail-box today, in the chilly grayness, I heard the robins chattering in our crab-apple tree. It reminded me of last spring when robins built two nests in it, raising their young as we savored the show. I enjoyed it so much, in fact, that I actually carried our step-ladder out into our front yard, setting it just so, and carefully climbed up to photograph them, horrifying the father robin, perched on the nearby fence chirping short, sharp notes of warning to leave his offspring alone.  Of course I left them alone, after photographing their scrawny little bobble-heads!

Hearing today’s robins reminded me that even though it doesn’t look like spring, it is undoubtedly arriving and before I know it we will have new nests and new baby robins learning to fly and hunt in our yard. Such joy they bring after a long, bitter winter. Thank you God for new life and hope being birthed around and within me!

Here are a few photos that I took last year. I’d love to post the video I took, but alas, to upgrade to have video capability costs sixty bucks and I’m not going to spring for that just now! So enjoy the pics and check out my Facebook if you want to see the video! May it whet your appetite for the coming of spring, for it is, after all, just around the corner!

robins in nest

baby bird in hiding

baby robin redbreast

out of the nest

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One Response to “robin red-breast”

  1. Nanci Hinman Says:

    Kris these pics would be great posted in the World Herald pic of the week, you should consider sending them in or even to channel 6 or 7 they would really encourage people that Spring is coming!! Thanks they are wonderful!!

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