Did everyone remember to change their clocks, Daylight Savings Time....Spring Ahead...
I got my first glimpse of a tell tale sign of Springs Arrival... I saw my first Robin yesterday, I actually heard her before I seen her, but there she was.
For the last 6-7 years we have had a Momma Robin make her nest under our porch roof. The picture is one I snapped of last years fledglings. She and her partner are the best bird parents, constantly tending to their babies, scavenging the yard for worms and cleaning the nest. Last spring I made a shelf for her to build a new nest on, in previous years she used a make-do shelf of some boards we had stored up near the rafters. She graciously accepted and used the new shelf for the hatching of three broods. We've had as many as four hatches in one season (not sure if it's the same Robin all season or different ones using the same nest).
We really enjoy watching daily activities of the Robins and they don't seem to mind our company either.
So, I believe yesterday Momma returned from her winter's rest and is ready to start anew.
Have a Blessed Sunday..