Wildlife

Danger Zone for Robin’s Nest

Updated: August 15, 2009: The last baby Robin left the nest today, I was going to take some picture yesterday but the father and mother Robin were very aggressive and I didn’t want them to poke my eyeballs.  I’m glad that this nest worked out for them, and I’m not sure what I am going to do with it yet, either remove it or fix it so it’ll be sturdy for the next nesting.

Updated August 13, 2009: Just yesterday, they were very little, but today it looks like they’re ready to spread their wings and fly.  I’m happy to say that I saw all three baby Robins, but a bit crowded in there, especially when the nest is tilted sideways.

Updated August 12, 2009: Bo went outside with Max yesterday and good thing that Bo saw the baby Robin before Max, it’s clueless of the danger around him, and he would not survive on ground.  So Bo wore a surgical glove and carried the baby Robin back to join the other two baby Robins in the nest.  Bo said that as long as they can’t smell him, meaning that his hands didn’t touch the baby Robin then it’d be okay.

It has been raining today, so the mother Robin sat on her nest to prevent her babies from getting wet. I think the nest is too small, and the branches are not sturdy enough, as you can see that the nest started to tilt side way.

I didn’t dare go too close, the mother and father Robin were keeping a close eye on me, flying back and forth between the Crape Myrtle tree and the roof of my house, but I’m happy that all three baby Robins are back together again.

Updated August 10, 2009: When I pulled in my driveway this evening, the Robins were making a lot of noise and I thought something was wrong.  Then I saw the mother Robin feeding her babies, but I only saw 2 babies in the nest.

Then I spotted the third one, apparently it left the nest too early and the father Robin was trying to protect it from harm.  I know that the Robins take good care of their babies, they’d feed them even after they left the nest.  I hope that this one knows to hide in the bush.  I later went to my garden, and I saw the mother Robin trying to corner her baby into the bush area, but the baby seems to want to explore.  This is not a very clear shot, I was in a hurry, and afraid that the mother Robin might come and peck me.  Also, I was afraid that I might give the baby a heart attack.

Updated August 8, 2009: When I pulled in my driveway yesterday evening, the mother robin was keeping an eye on me, she perched at the fence watching.

The baby robins are doing well, they’ve grown some since I last took their pictures 3 days ago.  I got closed enough to get a clear shot, and by this time the mother robin flew off, I guess to go look for more worms to feed her babies.

Hungry little mouths.

Updated August 4, 2009: I’m glad to see that the blue eggs finally hatched, I didn’t get a very clear shot because I didn’t want to disturb the babies for too long, they seem very hungry.

Posted July 30, 2009: I spotted a Robin’s nest today, right at the same spot as the previous one that the neighbor’s cat ate the 3 blue eggs, I hope this one is safe from harm.

I’ll think positive that nothing bad will happen, and might not be so bad after all, I saw a rainbow and had to stop the car to take a picture before I got home, this is right after the rain.  Lee said that she spotted it first, so she gets to ride on the rainbow.  I thought you look for a pot of gold, I wonder where she gets this from, Super Mario 64?

11 thoughts on “Danger Zone for Robin’s Nest”

  1. I’ve always wanted to experience a thunderstorm in the summer. We get mostly hot and clear days out West.

    Attacking birds is one thing people don’t like about owning cats. Unless of course you get a old and lazy cat. JK.

    Lee is such a funny little girl. I guess she gets the humor from her mom. 😉

    1. Cambree, we stopped by a Chinese restaurant to order some chicken wings, Lee calls it ‘Chinese chicken’ and when we came out it was still storming but the sun came out and the rainbow appeared very vividly across the sky, and Lee kept saying it’s following us home. But as we got closer to our house, it started to fade and that’s when I stopped the car to take a picture before it’s all gone, kind of faded in this picture.

      The mother Robin still sits on her nest when I came home today, so that’s a good sign.

      I’ve an odd sense of humor, but I think she gets her humor from her dad, he’s funny.

      1. I’ve always try to surround myself with funny people. It makes life that much more enjoyable. 🙂

        And thanks for the baby bird updates. Happy to see they are safe. I still can’t get over how pretty the eggs look too.

        1. Cambree, the babies got a bit bigger today, but they can’t sit up on their own yet, I’ll wait till they get a bit stronger to take another update photo.

          I also think people with a great sense of humor is great to be around, and I often meet every now and then.

  2. awww those birdies are cuties! ehehe.. yes kids do have great sense of humor these days! my baby cousin, geeze, she has a very smart mouth and can be very sarcastic and funny at times!

    1. mozemoua, I really need a step ladder to get a better shot, it’d be easier to see them in a couple more days (keeping my fingers crossed). It’s funny, I think kids say the darnedest things sometimes. 🙂

  3. That’s a beautiful nest and a beautiful blue eggs. Honestly I haven’t seen a real nest but I remembered when I was very young, my brother and I go to these woods to catch birds and keep them as pets.

    1. K, I think the robins make the prettiest nest, it’s very sturdy and they use clay to bind the twigs together. And not just the prettiest nest, but also the prettiest blue eggs I’ve seen, the females always lay 3 blue eggs at a time.

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