As we have been spending more time outside, we have pulled out all of Ella's toys from under the deck that have been sitting there all winter. I hate it under the deck. It is a mulchy mess of all kinds of critters. Since unearthing Ella's sandbox, I cant tell you all of the icky's we have found in there. I plan to get new sand this year because we left it open many times when it rained and there are spiders and all sorts of things all over the place in there. Seeing that she is deathly afraid of bugs at the moment, I have kept her away from it thus far. I opened it the other day and found this little critter in there.
Then we pulled out her Radioflyer wagon for her birthday so the kids could play on it and found another little critter perched on the edge.
Besides the Robin's nest under our deck, I found this nest in a little cherry blossom tree we planted last year. Its the perfect tree to have a nest in because it is really round and full. It was very well hidden. Since I saw it, I have tried to get a picture of the nest with more eggs (I got it when it had one egg, last I saw it had 2 more), but every time I go down there, the mama bird is sitting in there. She doesn't even flinch. I think she thinks I cant see her. I'm not even sure what kind of bird it is. She is brown with a bright orange beak. I cant wait to see these babies hatch!
Still working on the "money shot" of the baby robin's opening their mouth for food. I have gotten a couple but they are kinda blurry. I am just infatuated with these baby birds!