May 10, 2007
GUESS what we discovered yesterday outside our kitchen window.
You’ll never guess.
OK I’ll tell you: a nest.
A brand-new robin’s nest, complete with a fat robin hauling in mouthful after mouthful of stuff from Nests To Go. It’s a regular McMansion, this nest.
It has a bonus room, it’s so big.
This robin lands, deposits her flurf, and really gives the nest a good beak-poke every time.
Get this: because we have a doorlight around the corner from the nest, it is possible to see a sleeping robin inside her nest.
It’s Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom around here. I was just thinking about last summer’s bluebirds, and whaddya know. More birds out the kitchen window.
In Unrelated Egg-based News
Today’s the big day for the Fifth Grade Science Class Egg Drop.
The mission: drop an egg from 30 feet up, and somehow make it survive the fall.
Our man’s strategy: balsa wood wrapped in duct tape, with balloons and bubble wrap inside.
The Widow Maker, he calls it. Waaaah! I’ll report back on the results.
PS Ahoy Middle Tennesseans! Knitting at the Downtown Nashville Library returns this coming Monday, May 14. Noon to 2 pm. Please come! Directions here.