Special Gift on My Porch

by Patty
(Spokane, Wa U.S.A.)

Robin's Nest on Porch Light

Robin's Nest on Porch Light

Robin's Nest on Porch Light 3 Beautiful Eggs Just sittin' here bi(r)ding my time.



The robins were very busy last Saturday morning. Between sunrise and 10 AM the male robin and his lady bird built this beautiful gift-of-a-bird's nest on my porch light.

Three days later, when the robins were away, I climbed up on one of the porch chairs and took a photo from about six inches away. Oooh! Three beautiful eggs!

Now my Lady Bird sits patiently waiting for the eggs to hatch. We can hear her chirping inside the house when she's upset or calling to her mate. They will chirp to each other until she is re-assured.

Daddy robin is busy,too. He's taking care of Junior from their previous nest. He's a big baby now: noisy and a handful. Mom is probably grateful she can rest on a second brood out of the rain and hot sun.

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Jul 01, 2012
My baby flew the coop
by: Julie B.

I recently was the care taker of four baby birds, because the nest had to be moved while the house was being painted and they didn't want any part of the nest in their yard, so I took the nest and four baby birds home with me.

It is a big responsibility to take care of baby birds and it should be done by someone at the conservation dept. because sadly I lost three of the babies but the larger one of the clutch lived and it was very heart warming to see him fly away up in the tree when I released him.

I got on the net and found out what to feed them. It was a birdie smoothie of catfood, berries and water that I put it in the blender and fed it to them with a soda straw.

I also gave them water with a soda straw that was mixed with bird vitamins that I purchased at the store. I also purchased nightcrawlers at the store and cut them up and fed them pieces of it.

I think the reason the larger one lived was because it had more feathers and kept warmer, I think maybe the smaller ones got to cold, maybe if I had used a hot water bottle they might have made it. But who's to say when it comes to wild life.

But a least the cat didn't eat them, I gave them a fighting chance at life. We think that the larger of the birds ( bigfoot) comes back to our yard early in the morning, we heard him and thought we saw him but you know one bird looks like another.

I put seed and water out for him any way.
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Jun 25, 2012
common nest
by: Anonymous

I too, had a Robin build a nest on my Light, my husband removed it, before I could get my camera out..

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Jun 25, 2012
No visitors, please!
by: Cliff

You won't be using your front door for awhile!

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Jun 21, 2012
Charming!
by: Anonymous

She probably does prefer letting Dad take care of Junior!

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Jun 21, 2012
How very sweet!
by: Carrie

I loved "just bi(r)ding her time" !

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Special Gift on My Porch Part II

by Patty
(Spokane)

First there was one.

First there was one.

First there was one. Mamma's feeding her babies. Zoom in and open wide. Two hungry babies!

We have learned a lot in three and a half weeks!

The nest was built on June 10. Three eggs were laid soon after, and two babies hatched on June 25.

My husband said we should remove the nest: they will make a lot of noise, they will make a mess, and the parents will dive bomb us when we are in the front yard. I held my ground. I wanted to watch what happens!

Well, it turns out he was wrong! The only mess so far has been cherry pits(there's an orchard near by). The babies make no noise at all, even when they are feeding.

I can work in the flower bed directly in front of the nest while Mom repeatedly flies in and feeds her babies.

She sits on the nest and will tolerate me coming in close to take photographs. I can even climb on the porch chair to check on the babies progress when she is away.

True, we don't use the front door, but what a wonderful gift on my porch!

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Jul 26, 2012
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Helpful Info !
by: Milly

I really appreciate the timeline you provided. Now I know what to expect.

Jul 25, 2012
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How very sweet !
by: Kristine

Yes, it's a good thing to let the birds nest in your yard. They can tell if the caretakers are willing to share their space.

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Baby Robin Extended Bath?

by Kathy Kumler
(Danville. IL. USA)

Strange looking baby robin?

Strange looking baby robin?

Our birdbath must have been soothing for this Robin! I checked on it quite a few times and it was still sitting there! I know it was humid but it must have really enjoyed the water! But wouldn't it have been hot too? It would have been wet though!

Or do you think it landed there and then didn't know how to get out? It's eyes moved looking at me when I was taking the picture! They were very bulging eyes! It was kinda creepy as you usually don't get that close to them! Maybe I should have put in bubbles! Then it could have enjoyed a soothing bubble bath and had smooth feathers too!

Do you think it was a baby robin? It looked fairly large and all puffed up! What does that mean? And it didn't move but I've heard that they do that. Very curious.

Well, I'm sorry to report that this morning it was upside down and gone. It was sad. Maybe I will see it in heaven when I go that it will be all happy and flying around with all the other birds!

Yes that's what I'll keep thinking as I give it a proper burial!

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Jul 13, 2015
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A passing thought
by: chinadol

As I was reading this, I thought that maybe the poor thing was sick, infected or something. Poor little thing.

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