Out of sight, out of mind this year.
Randy told me the birds were about to outgrow the nest, so I decided to venture closer for a photo op the evening of July 3rd. If you look closely, I think you can see five. I got one photo snapped before they flew the coop -literally.
Their sudden departure made my heart beat a little faster - kind of like a surprise boom tossed into a colorful show of aerial fireworks. That's as close as we got to real fireworks this year. We watched the New York City and Washington, D.C., shows on television so Randy could be up early today to rake hay.
It wasn't there this morning, so we'll see if it's time to send in the housekeeping crew and get the "bird motel" cleaned up for good.