Today was our last day with the robins.
The biggest robin flew out of the nest early this morning and quickly disappeared.
The remaining robins then had their lunch.
And then got their bums cleaned.
After Momma Robin demonstrated many times how flying works, the next robin got up the courage to give it a try. Here he is getting up the courage to go.
He wasn't very successful and landed on the deck below.
He decided to just walk.
He walked through the backyard and into the driveway.
With Momma Robin following to keep an eye on things.
And then there was one.
This little fella decided to go slow with this flying thing, despite his mother flying in and out of the nest all day while screaming at him to get out of her house.
Finally, at the end of the day, he hesitantly flew out on to our lawn where he chilled for a bit. He then started following his momma around as she found some worms for him.
Now we are left with an empty nest.
It still holds the 4th egg that did not hatch.
It was bittersweet to see the robins go,. We had such fun watching them. On the bright side, we are happy to go out into our backyard without being accosted by two angry robins.
At least we thought we wouldn't be yelled at any more.
The momma must be having a yard time letting go of her little ones. She keeps flying in and out of the empty nest. When RDog went outside to BBQ our supper, she threw a screaming fit when she saw him near her nest.
After the past month, a robin's scream will forever be ingrained in my memory.