Friday, May 2, 2014

Beautiful Blue

We have been having fun watching the birds in our yard build their nests.   We've watched a dove build a nest outside our kitchen window.  One day I happened to catch a Grackle steal a dove from the nest!  I was so sad.   The remaining egg hatched and we watched the baby until it finally flew away.    After the bad storms the other night, we found a dead adult Robin and a dead baby on the ground under their nest.   Then I saw another baby flopping around on the ground, soaking wet and covered in ants.   We quickly washed it off and blow dried it.   We took it to UT Vet School but they weren't able to save it.   The next day the eggs in another Robin's nest hatched!   Their eggs are so beautiful and the babies are so ugly they're cute!!!

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