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Housebound

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“Throw your head back, open your mouth wide, and look hungry,” chirped Robbie Robin. “And, oh yeah, peep as loud as you can.  Ya gotta sound desperate … like this: PEEP! PEEP! PEEP!”

“Is that you making trouble again, Robbie? You know I can only feed one of you at a time. Maybe two. Good thing your father is helping out for a change.”

“Sorry, Mom! But we’re all kind of hungry here … not to mention BORED! We’ve been in this one-bedroom nest for over 10 days now. It’s so bohhhhh-ring.”

 

“Hah! Four more days, she says. We’re going to be falling out of the nest by then. I mean there’s hardly room for me, and then there’s Ryan, Ross, and Roberta. I don’t even know if Roberta’s going to make it. She’s kind of small and getting squished. Can you blame me for being a bit grumpy these days?”

“Hey! There’s Anneli with her shaky video camera. Maybe I’ll show her how I can do my exercises and stretches, and scratch my itches. ”

“Oh Robbie, you’re so boring. You put me to sleep.” Roberta yawned and nodded off.

 

See for yourself. Roberta nods off and so does Ryan.

 

Author: wordsfromanneli

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27 thoughts on “Housebound

  1. How delightfully appropriate! I do like the grumpy-dump face in the 4th photo! Have a non-boring weekend as best you can, Anneli

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  2. That’s so cute. How they managed to keep that nest in the tiny crook, I’ll never know!

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  3. They are so cute, Anneli!! Photo 4 has a very angry bird!!

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    • I think it’s just the unfortunate design of his mouth, but if he was in a bad mood, I’d understand. It was very hot those days, and they were cramped in that humble one-bedroom home. Really! One bedroom for four kids. Reminds me of early days when we were little.

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  4. Sweet photos. I hope they all make it!

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  5. They are so adorable! I love robins and watching them tend to their little ones. 🙂

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  6. You take such great pictures. I love the grumpy face. Our robin babies were born about a week ago too. And they’re very noisy as they wait for mom and dad to deliver lunch. 🙂

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    • They really are noisy – and that makes me nervous because the crows hear them too. I was on slingshot duty for days when the robins were almost ready to fly and the crows were circling their smorgasbord.

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  7. I enjoyed this narrative of the intimate robin family, Anneli. And what great photos and video you captured. They are pretty young. Looks like a great platform nest they built too. Wonderful to see all these new little robins, thank you.

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  8. They are so sweet to watch, especially the grumpy one, I think he was fed too much and has a belly ache.
    Wonderful pictures!

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  9. Wonderful post, Anneli. How can they sleep through all that ruckus! Hilarious! ❤

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  10. I love this! Wonderful post, Anneli.

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