Just me rambling about birds, books, bunnies, or whatever!
Friday, May 19, 2006
Robin on nest
Beloved of children, bards and spring, O birds, your prefect virtues bring,-- Your song, your forms, your rhythmic flight, Your manners for the heart's delight; Nestle in hedge, or barn, or roof; Here weave your chamber weather-proof. Forgive our harms and condescend To man, as to a lubber friend, And, generous, teach his awkward race Courage and probity and grace! --Ralph Waldo Emerson, Birds, 1867
I was surprised to find this robin nesting right under my nose and wonder how many times I walked by without noticing her there. The babies have since fledged and I hear them begging to be fed from the low shrubs around the yard. I often see one of them in the vegetable garden, where the dirt is moist and full of worms.