May 19, 2009
New Residents at Sweet Garden Chicago
You can only see two heads but there's actually a third one that's hidden. The Robins who took up residence in my pergola have 3 tiny babies that are hungry all day long.
I've never seen a mother work harder to feed her offspring than this one. She flies in and out of the pergola every 10 minutes or so and comes back with her mouth full of insects. She divides them equally among her young.
It will be fun to watch them grow and fly off on their own. I'll have to make sure that Jojo doesn't pounce on one if it should fall to the ground. She's a terrier and her natural instincts are to catch mice and birds.
I hope that tomorrow's expected high of 90 degrees won't harm the babies.