The robin nest in out flowering crabapple tree fell apart over the winter. I was disappointed because I'd really enjoyed seeing the robin family raise their families.
Then one day last week, I spied a handsome Mr. Robin building a cozy nest in a small hanging flower holder on the fence outside our back door. Yay, even more convenient baby bird watching.
Mama bird is sitting on her nest now. She wasn't there when I went past a bit ago, so I took the chance to sneak this photo.
Planting tally so far: 1 fruit cocktail tree, 6 elderberry bushes, and 4 lilac bushes. We healed in the four nut trees and the three pawpaw trees for now, since we're planning for them to go around our new shed when it's built. I also measured out and marked the places for the 11 dwarf fruit trees for the orchard area.