I decided to check out the apple tree where I thought there may be a new mockingbird nest. Nope, instead I found the "Apple Tree" Robins. They weren't any more appreciative of my interest than Mama Migrant Shack had been. I almost left without a photo but some tiny bit of bravery welled up from deep within and I took one shot before heading down to the drainage ditch.
I was sure Mr. Snapping Turtle would be lazing about in the sunshine today. Sure enough, there he was. He kept a good eye on me and let me take several pictures. I decided to poke at him with an old dried out cattail stem and he turned around and disappeared under the water. I wonder if he is eating up the little frogs who have been making the ditch their hoime. A turtle's gotta eat too, I guess.
I headed back toward the house but before going in took another picture of Mr. and Mrs. "Birch Tree" Robin's nest. This is a cat's eye-view, although I'm hoping the cats aren't paying attention. All one can see of the bird is his or her tail feathers. This nest isn't near as neat and tidy as the other two, but then again this couple did go out on a limb to build it.