June 2016

Hey dad, show us the world!

  Its been a long time I posted some news on the Simpsons family. I am happy to report that they are still around in our garden! Marge and Homer still protect their chicks from other black birds, or call them with the emergency peep into a nearby bush. Now and then, a little one can be
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First days in freedom

  For the first few days the family stays together in the garden. The chicks come after their parents in order to beg for food. Now Homer is in charge catching worms in the grass more than Marge.  

Fledging day!

This morning only one chick was still sitting in the nest! The other three can be seen in the garden and the bushes calling for food. Homer didn’t forget about the last one and is still coming to the nest with a worm. Eventually the last one jumped into the next stage of its life. Hopefully
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Leaving so soon?

The chicks get curious about the environment: They hop outside the protective nest, looking down at bottom and eventually climbing back to their siblings. I guess it won’t take any longer and they are going to leave the nest and never come back.

Growing fast, really fast!

It is really amazing how fast the little ones are growing. Unbelievable that this only happens through worms! Marge and Homer are constantly bringing lots of food, sometimes at the same time.

No Space Left

I guess its not too long in the future that the Simpsons family will left the nest: There is no space left here. The chicks are already training their full feathered wings. One is shoveling the other. For us it will be a sad moment. For them it will be the next big step.