Wednesday, May 27, 2015

And then there were four

You may remember me saying a while back that the robin had a nest in the tree by our front door again this year. You may also remember me saying that I hadn't seen the mother bird like I had the year before. Well one day I came home and the nest was totally empty. All three eggs were gone. I was a bit sad but that's the way life goes sometimes.

A couple weeks later I came home and saw the robin flying out of the tree. I checked the nest and this time there were 4 eggs in there. Poor mama has to fly out of the nest every time anyone comes or goes through the front door.

I started out the door the one day but stopped before I opened it because I noticed she was in the nest. I snapped a quick one that's not very good. Funny thing is I know I see a robin flying in and out of that tree all the time but it doesn't look like a robin to me in this picture

15 comments:

  1. Oh it looks like a robin to me!!
    And ever so beautiful. Hope the nesting is successful, and soon you have a brood of four to share.

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  2. Hope they make it. I put a board out on a tree so they stay away from my home. They just like a shelf.

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  3. Very exciting! Let's hope there are chicks soon!

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  4. At least it not a mockingbird, who steal nests from other birds and destroy their eggs.

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  5. she is adorable and i can't identify birds except for a few common here. i got all excited when i saw the title, i thought you got Gibbs a brother or sister to play with... we had baby cardinals in a plant on our porch one year, but that was before digital camera.

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  6. I thought you had gotten another pet. :) I love this photo! She is so sweet and the photos is so soft. :)

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  7. It could be that you see two different robins flying in and out of the tree. The daddy is dressed in a red vest, while the momma is totally brown:)

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  8. Awww, so adorable. I hope the babies make it. They are so precious.

    Have a terrific day Ann. My very best to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

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  9. Your Robins look totally different to ours which have a distinctive red breast. I am glad she has managed to lay again and I hope her babies are all ok.

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  10. Female robins have less color than the males...

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  11. I've been watching a second House Finch's nest on our back patio - there are three or four babies in it (I have photos of the babies from the first one on the blog's photography page). She looks more like a species of Wren to me, but I'm certainly no expert.

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  12. I always get excited when a bird nest nearby and I can watch the eggs hatch and babies grow. Once in a while it is an inconvenient place like your door. Sweet pic!

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  13. Aww cute! Can't wait for the babies!

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  14. Hopefully she will have better luck with this clutch of eggs. Can you use the back door for a while so she doesn't get disturbed so often? Love seeing those big old robin mouths wide open and waiting for food when they hatch LOL!

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