It's been almost a week since I checked in on our resident baby American Robins in the Arbor Vitae out front. A quick peek in revealed that the nest now resembles somewhat of a clown car with all four babies crammed into the nest.
Around back, today Chris installed the Stokes Bird Feeder Pole he bought me for Valentine's Day. I bought the top-of-the-pole bird feeder yesterday at Tractor Supply Company (thanks to some "extra" funds I had), as well as the extender arm so I could add my thistle feeder to the pole. I chose this particular spot for the feeder because it is located right outside of my home office/craft room and is easily viewed from the deck.
It appears that an unexpected outcome of this feeder installation is that it also feeds the resident chipmunks. I saw three of them at once stuffing their faces under the feeder. I need to stake out the feeder and try to capture a picture or two of these puffy-cheeked thieves!
Finally, while "on patrol" around the Homestead, I noticed that the bird box at the far end of the yard (closest to the vegetable garden) has a few eggs in it. Based on the appearance of the eggs, as well as the composition of the nest, this is a House Wren nest. There are four eggs in the bird box. Momma Bird was not on the nest when I checked it, but I'm sure she was nearby.
Starting tomorrow, I'm off to Connecticut for a few days for meetings. I plan to do a little exploring along the coast as my schedule allows. I'll be taking both the camera and my binoculars. Between lighthouses and sea birds, I hope to have some entertaining posts later this week.