It Takes a Village



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Bird color and robins

I'd like to note, as someone in a small town with a robin's nest perched on top of my flood lights (basically between), that the babies "I have" aren't all red, like the above artwork. One has a really big dark colored head (he must be the greediest) and black and white stripes on his throat. My cat is both lying in the sun and watching these birds intently. I think, that with the robins' deep nest that there is little prospect of them falling out. But nature is not just in the country or on another continent (like Australia).

Dee Jay more than 1 year ago

Molly Dugger Brennan is a writer and speaker who lives in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband Patrick and four ridiculously large, rescued dogs. She has many lovely childhood memories of the Blue Ridge mountains, as every family vacation – no matter the intended destination – ended up at Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock. Even the trip to Philadelphia to see the Liberty Bell somehow culminated in the North Carolina mountains. You can contact her at