Tag Archives: nature

I think the Robin is actually plotting my death

For some silly reason a couple of Robins decided to build their nest atop our backyard gate. Now granted we do have another gate we can use, but if we even go anywhere near, the Robin sounds the alarm! The squeaks or yeeps that come out of its throat are very threatening, and I am concerned that one day, the damn bird is going to dive down, and swat me in the head.

Years ago, a pair of Cardinals that have nested in our backyard for twenty odd years built theirs too close to my clothesline, so every time I went out to hang the laundry I had to continually duck from the Cardinal making a bee-line for me. As much as I may want to remove this nest, and as much as my husband believes Robins are akin to rats, the nest will stay until the eggs have hatched, and the birds have flown the coup.

Nest above our backyard gate

Can you see the nest?

Robin Eggs

First view of her three eggs.

Robin hiding in the tree

The Robin is hiding in the tree as I came too close to snap another picture.

3 new Robin eggs

Still not hatched.

Middle child’s dog Bear and the bug

Dogs can be hilarious sometimes, particularly when they are toddlers and still learning about the world. In this video, there is middle child’s dog Bear and a bug, he appears to not know what to do with it? Play with it or try to eat it? What has your dog done that makes you laugh?