Snap, Crackle and Pop hatched on Sunday.

June 13, 2013

Posted By: Shaunescy

An update on the birdies . . . just in case you were curious.

There they are in all of their glorious ugliness. Scrawny and tired from the effort of breaking through their shells, hunkered down together for warmth as they only have fuzz and no feathers.

I had been nervous about having a nest right outside my front door , and I am still fearful for when Snap, Crackle and Pop try to take flight, but at least we've made it this far and amazingly, the plant is in good shape too!

My kids ran around the yard hollering in amazement, "Awwwww! They're BORN! They're BORN!"

For the past couple of days I have been sneaking around trying to get a picture of Mama or Papa Robin, up on the nest with a beak-ful of worms for the awkward little darlings with their pencil lead thin necks craning up and starving wide open gullets waiting for their delicious and nutritious treat.

It truly is quite a sight. I took a video , it's not super clear, but bear with me. I am a quick study and I am determined to get it right. I have about 2 weeks to become a talented and stealthy nature videographer. . . What could go wrong?

I hope you are feeling in good spirits and are ready to dive in and enjoy the summer. With all the schools getting out, there is almost a palpable sigh amongst all the mamas and papas of school aged kids.

What lazy summer day diversion are you really looking forward to? Observing nature, either on a hike or in your own backyard? Floating on a river? Camping with the family?

We at the magazine give y'all a virtual high-five. Good job Montana Parents. You have made it through another school year! Now go outside and have some unstructured fun.


All my best, BunnyFufu

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