by J Thomas
(Cornwall, Ontario, Canada)
About a month ago I noticed a nest starting to be built above the light fixture by my patio doors. After a little while I noticed a Robin hanging around the area. Every time I came out the door she would fly away.
A few days ago I began to notice little beaks appear. The babies were fluffy and didn't have their eyes open yet. Mom and Dad feed them regularly with worms and caterpillars.
Their eyes have started to open now and I am hoping to get a glimpse of them taking their first flight soon.
Mom has become aggressive with me, as I am painting the deck and am getting too close to her nest. She swoops at me and squawks loudly.
Every night she sleeps in her nest and is oblivious to anyone being near her nest.
It has been such a great experience to watch nature right outside my door. My cat enjoys the view too, but is not happy as he is not allowed out at the moment - I need to protect those little birds.