So, now we officially have 2 empty nests at our house. Yep…the little baby killdeer clan and the little baby robin clan have both left the nest and are playing in the neighborhood. And both bird families were kind enough to allow us to see their babies grow up. Now we get to watch them run all over the yard.
Here are some pictures of the last week with the 8 babies…
The little Robins Four, the day before flying lessons.
Waiting for breakfast
Resting up for the big moment...
The biggest of the birds making his final preparations for takeoff...
Seconds before take-off! (Which I didn't know was about to happen. And the bird ended up springing right towards me and almost landed right on me!)
And his big landing...right at the foot of the fencepost the nest was on. After peeking around at the kids, he decided to take off running around in the fields.
One of the killdeer babies running around near the raspberry bushes.
Mama killdeer and her baby
Little baby killdeer walking down the sidewalk