I have yet to see the babies fledge the nest. Instead, I just look up in the nest one day, and they're gone.
I had rushed through dinner in an effort to get to agility class on time. I wanted the dogs to go out and pee before we left, but since they knew we were going somewhere (how do they always know?), they were a little amped up (AKA barking their heads off) when I let them outside.
The moment I opened the door, not only was there barking going on, but now there were two angry birds screaming at me and swooping down right to my head! I had to duck and cover.
It was my Hitchcock moment of a lifetime.
Oreo quickly realized this was not a safe situation, and ran back inside! Good boy.
I saw two little fluffy things scampering about on the ground, and realized the babies had just made their first flight! And Chewy (whose favorite food is chicken) was chasing one.
The angry birds continued to scream and swoop.
I yelled at Chewy to come, but when there's wildlife around, he has 0% recall skills.
Chewy had chased one of the little birds right through the pickets of our fence. Chewy would NOT move his nose out of the pickets.
I had to run and scoop him up to bring him inside. Thankfully, he is not a St. Bernard.
Even when we got inside, the angry birds were still screaming and swooping!
I "snuck" through the garage to see if I could find the baby who Chewy went after. I wanted to make sure he was OK.
I found him, and he was fine. Whew.
Jeff said the angry parent birds finally calmed down about 10 minutes after we left. Their babies safely out of our yard and in the dense cover of tall grass and weeds and old leaves.
Welcome to the world little robins! Sorry your first steps out of the nest involved getting a bit too up close and personal with giants and furry monsters. May the rest of your lives be stress free! Good luck with that whole flying thing. Maybe someday you'll have your own babies here....but I suggest you do it outside of our fence line!
Saw these two babies this morning!