Saturday, July 26, 2014

High on the Hog

Juvenile American Robin (c) John Ashley
Juvenile Robin on our front porch
I no longer wonder why there are so many American Robins. Today our front porch Robins fledged their third brood of the short Montana summer. One nest, two parents, twelve chicks in total. That's in addition to the two broods fledged each by our side and back porch Robins. And while their nests were out of view from each other, their foraging areas overlapped somewhat, leading to occasional arguments and chases around the yard. Now the neighborhood is at peace again - and now Tracy and I can finally use our front porch for the little bit of summer that remains.