Tuesday, 24 May 2016
We also have a Rose Breasted Grosbeak, who apparently likes to eat oranges too. I've never seen one of those before. It was gone before I could grab the camera.
The robins have finally moved their nest. They have built a nest in the light fixture beside the garage door for the past several years. When the chicks finally fledge, they spend forever flying from nest to whatever vehicle is handy. Back and forth they go, all day, leaving the car or truck with large white streaks. Now they are in side yard. I took this last week. Today the nest is empty and the babes have fledged.
I was away for the weekend. I checked my garden on Friday, before I left and the Madder plants were all back, about 2 inches high. I came home Monday afternoon and the Madder was at least 12 inches tall. This particular plant was taller. Absolutely unexpected and crazy growth. The Madder patch has finally started spreading. I will dig a bit out of it this year and then hopefully, the rest will fill in the gaps.