You can see that I have a long backyard and have a path between the patio and deck. Well, Mama Robin is in the area between and would panic and fly away whenever I crossed. I felt terrible about this, and in an effort to apologize, I found myself saying, "I'm so sorry, but I really have to water the plants etc," as I walked across.
You know what? I worked. Whenever I talk to her and tell her my plans before I do it (trim the roses, move a chair), she's okay with it and stays put. I kid you not. This has been a great relief to me, as I don't want to disturb her, but I do want to get the garden ready for Summer. (Look how big my roses are getting - and I have buds too!)
"The kids" flew the nest on June 2. I named them: Reggie, Bryce and Steve, I don't know why. This was the group shot I got just before the first bird tried flying, see the row of 3 beaks? Adorable.
Below is Reggie on our deck just minutes after we saw him fly from the nest.
Go Reggie Go!