Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Arrival

There has been a whirlwind here the past few days. The humans successfully pulled off a beautiful first holy communion and the critters have welcomed and baby bird into the world.

Friday evening we peeked in to get a glimpse of the little guy (or gal) working hard at entering the world.

By Saturday afternoon we saw a hungry little thing waiting for Mama to come in with something yummy (to birds anyway).

We think this Robin might be a new Mom. She laid three eggs this time around but it seems this guy is the only one to hatch. She may be a little more skittish or not know enough yet to keep them warmer. We usually have a robin nest somewhere in our yard each year and she will usually produce 2 to 3 rounds of babies and usually 3 babies each time. This Robin may be dealing with her first nest. We hope this birdie gets some feathers soon.

The next creature on the critter watch is still safely tucked away.

According to Hubby this is a praying mantis nest. They should start hatching towards the end of the month. I hope I can catch it on film.


blueviolet said...

That is just so sweet to see that little one! They sure can open those beaks wide!

Intense Guy said...

Awesome photograph! I wonder if the others will ever hatch?

If you get the Mantis on "film" that will be so cool!!

:) Nice to see you "unwinding" a bit!

Heather said...

That is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing. You're lucky to have such a cool new family as neighbors - and - congrats on a successful first holy communion!

Debbie said...

Congrats on the First Communion! We have a Confirmation next weekend ourselves.
And great photos of the baby hatching.