Friday, May 21, 2010
Our new babies
Last year, when they were still mostly bald, with just puffs on their little heads, a pair of magpies looking to build a nest in our yard made a quick dinner of our babies. We retaliated in kind. Briz knocked down their partially constructed nest and we have held a magpie grudge ever since.
The robin couple did not return this year but the magpies did. We debated tearing our enemies nest down, but they worked so hard, and gathered so many of the junky sticks in our yard, we didn't have the heart. We've hidden sparkleys, cotton, and long dry grass to assist their progress.