Good heavens above!I thought I had only been absent a few days. Look at them! They must have been sitting there just growing like mad every minute of the day. What an extraordinary transformation already, from worm to dragon really; their little shoulder-pads look almost webbed.Gives new meaning to 'outgrowing the nest'.Congratulations again, John, these pictures and short film clips are priceless.
Because of their rapid development, I am sure to photograph at the same time each day. If I had the opportunity, I could easily capture change twice a day.My little friends will soon be on the wing.
You will feel sad and proud when "your" nestlings fly. I guess sometime over the weekend or early next week?
Threadspider is right ... I imagine it will be quite a poignant experience. Perhaps you will end up with a local 'clan'. We had blackbirds who stayed round our garden for generation after generation -- partly because it had plenty of trees but mostly because the redcurrants weren't netted. It would be lovely to find you had become 'robin central'.
Coming home to find an empty nest will be painful. And yet, I already feel privileged for the opportunity to become close with my little friends. A richness is already upon me.I suddenly notice robins. Are they feeding young? Building the next nest?
It is a privilege sharing these little lives. I too have been blessed with a wealth of lovely wildlife this Spring-mostly because I am looking for things. And the more I see the more I notice, and vice versa,if that makes sense.
Yup, it makes sense. Our natural world seems to be as deep as one will let it be.