Last weekend, an American Robin spent a busy couple of days building a nest on our front porch. It’s up high, by the porch light, on top of a pine cone wreath I have hanging out there. Our front porch gets a lot of use, and when she disappeared for a couple days I thought for sure she had chosen another nesting site. But yesterday morning there was one egg in the nest, and by the end of the day there was a second. She’s out there sitting right now–probably laying a third egg. We’ll mostly be using another door for the next few weeks, but that’s a small price to pay for watching the eggs hatch and the babies fledge.
It’s been a rainy week, but we have had a few moments of sun here and there. I took a quick trip to the park with my daughter yesterday–very quick because her patience for stalking birds is not as great as mine. I got a quick shot of this Warbling Vireo.
I had a bit of trouble identifying this bird, and asked for help from a facebook group. One of the commenters said she was taught that you’ve got a Warbling Vireo if you can’t make out any field marks. Sounds about right to me.
Here’s my squirrel buddy sitting out in my yard.
And finally, a male Cardinal. There have been a lot of Cardinals in the yard lately, and I can never resist photographing them when I see them. I never get tired of how beautiful they are!