Baby robins have fledged!

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Baby robins have fledged!

Post by owlice » Sun May 30, 2010 3:06 pm

And I know this because I just took one away from my little tuxedo cat. :shock:

Said cat is now locked in the house (he's peering out the patio door most forlornly). The fledgling is okay; I returned him to the top of the hill whence he came, and adult robins are around. What a ruckus they kicked up when the little cat nabbed the fledgling! The cat actually let go of the fledgling, who looked startled beyond belief.

Memorial Day means fledgling robins; July 4 means fledgling mockingbirds. This IS what the holidays are for, yes? :ssmile:
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Re: Baby robins have fledged!

Post by neufer » Sun May 30, 2010 3:37 pm

owlice wrote:And I know this because I just took one away from my little tuxedo cat. :shock:

Said cat is now locked in the house (he's peering out the patio door most forlornly). The fledgling is okay; I returned him to the top of the hill whence he came, and adult robins are around. What a ruckus they kicked up when the little cat nabbed the fledgling! The cat actually let go of the fledgling, who looked startled beyond belief.

Memorial Day means fledgling robins; July 4 means fledgling mockingbirds. This IS what the holidays are for, yes? :ssmile:
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Re: Baby robins have fledged!

Post by owlice » Sun May 30, 2010 4:10 pm

The mockingbirds are making preemptive strikes; any time the little cat goes outside, he is besieged by mockingbirds, which swoop down and bop him on the head or rear. They are much more aggressive this year than in past years; must have a nest in my yard somewhere. (They tried to build one on my patio floodlights but couldn't; don't know where they put it.)
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