Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Update on Robins: I


A robin pair have built a nest on the top of a birdhouse that's right in our living room window. Since the nest was fully formed, the mama bird has been diligently sitting there.


She seldom flies away, and her mate is in the trees nearby keeping a watch on her and the nest.

A while ago, the nest was empty.


I don't like going too often to check on the contents of the nest, because this guy looks a little nervous when I do.


A few days ago, I saw that the female had flown away and I decided to try and get a peek. Look what was there:


Hurray! An egg. Uh oh, there's the male again.


They really are very good parents. They are aware and pay attention and are nurturing and sheltering.

And, there's the mom again.

Still, a girl's got to eat. I notice that when she leaves the nest, she flies to the front of our house and tugs worms from the ground. That's when I can have another peek...



Two eggs! Look how beautiful the color is. I forget that robin's egg blue is that vivid. Somehow, I always think it's a little bit lighter. These eggs are beautiful, and I only snapped one picture because...



The male came back.

I haven't looked in the nest the past few days, because I didn't want to freak the birds out. However, today I thought I'd get another look and I can report that there are now 4 eggs. They're beautiful.

Updates to follow as conditions warrant. This is your avian reporter signing off... Well, homo sapien reporter specializing in avian reportage. You know what I mean...

7 comments:

Paige said...

Those are beautiful, so vibrant! What a wonderful daddy to watch over them so diligently.

Laura said...

Yeah, I'm thoroughly enjoying them prepare for their brood. It will be wonderful to see them fledge.

DoulaMomma said...

I think that's just about the best color in the world!

J. said...

Great report! I was wondering if there'd be an update...can't wait to see when the chicks hatch.

Laura said...

I'll keep you updated!

Neo-agrarian said...

Hopefully no cowbirds this year.

Laura said...

I now know that cowbirds are a native bird and they have the right to do what they do naturally, however...I don't like what they do!

I hope they do not come.

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