A Bird in the Tree...

by Joyce Truby
(Woodridge, IL USA)

newborns

newborns

newborns a few days old mad mommy bird



As I was leaving my home one day, I noticed a robin pulling out worms in the grass near the door. As I watched her, I heard a peeping sound! I looked at our little skimpy tree and noticed a nest. However, it was over my head and I couldn't see into it.

I got my new camera and adjusted the screen so that I could hold the camera up arms length over the nest and point the lens down and the screen showed what was in the nest - two newborn baby robins! Mommy bird must have gone to get them lunch.

A few days later I decided to check again, but as I opened the door mommy robin swooped past my head so I made a hasty retreat. I waited for her to leave and took a few more photos. This time the babies had feathers!

I tried again a week later, but now mommy bird was waiting for me! As I aimed my camera, there she was - sitting on a branch and glaring at me! Can birds glare? This one did! So I took a quick shot of her and ducked back into the hall. I looked in the nest the next day and the birds had flown their nest.

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Robin on Nest

by Karin
(Chesterfield MO USA)

Mrs Robin sitting on eggs

Mrs Robin sitting on eggs

I live in an appartment complex and this robin has her nest at the front door of the complex.

She has been sitting for about 10 days or so not really sure.
She even has a nite light from the street light at night.

I will post more later.

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Pool Robin's Nest

by Pearce
(Bunker Hill, IL, USA)

Pool Robin's Nest

Pool Robin's Nest

Pool Robin's Nest Building Nest 2011 Pool Robin 3 Eggs Pool Robin 4 Eggs

A Robin has selected our pool equipment fence to build a nest. We will try to send photos as the events change.

Four beautiful sky blue eggs were laid with in four days. She seems to be getting use to us.

We try to stay out of her view when ever possible, by going along the grass to get to our patio. We hope to have some video sometime next week.

From Wild-Bird-Watching.com

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Robins On My Porch 2010

by Kyla Hatfield
(Flatwoods, KY USA)

Female Robin

Female Robin

Female Robin Male Robin baby robin juvenile robin

I was so excited to have these birds with me this summer! I've enjoyed watching daily! The mama bird sat with her eggs every day and night. She was such a fantastic mom!

Then, one day I noticed she wasn't there. All of a sudden, she arrived back with a giant worm in her mouth and then I saw a beak! Later that day, I saw two beaks! There were two babies!

I took pictures of the adult birds through my front door so not to disturb the robins. When mom would fly off to find food I'd hop out on the porch and snap some shots of the babies quickly and disappear back in.

The birds were able to fly about a week ago and left me. I missed watching them daily. Then, yesterday I noticed a bird in the nest again.

Would this be the same bird laying more eggs or is the mama having empty nest syndrome? I hope she is laying eggs because I would love to see this miracle once again!

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Our House Guest

by Ken & Sue Le Meur
(Crestwood, IL., USA)

Eggs

Eggs

Eggs Close to door Home

Came home from shopping to find a nest had been started in our flower box by our back door. We thought it would not develop because it was so close to the door and all the traffic and activity there.

The next day we saw the Robin working on the nest packing mud and smoothing it out with its body. The Robin flew away as we use the door to let our (4) dogs out into the yard but came back and continued when they were finished.

The first few days the Robin would not use the nest at night and we kept thinking it abandoned the nest. Days later we observed first one then two days later two blue eggs in the nest.

We are still concerned as to it's proximity to our back door but decided to let the Robin decide if it was suitable and did nothing.

We use our front door as often as possible now but still have to use the back door for the dogs and found that sometimes the Robin doesn't move from the nest. We're hoping things go well for them. More pictures available.

Any suggestions let me know.

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Patio Robin's?

by Wendy Doucette
(Charlotteown, Prince Edward Island, Canada)

I thought I would enjoy my coffee on the patio Saturday afternoon(May 9th) but ended up spilling it when I opened the door and stepped out.

A Robin flew out from under our deck umbrella and not knowing what it was at first, it gave me quite a scare!

I noticed a mess of twigs and grass on the glass table and then looked up to find the beginning of nest under the umbrella!

I called my husband at work, he said, "I thought Sydney (our four year old daughter) made that mess! He hadn't looked up :)

I watched for a bit on Saturday with my camera ready but no luck. So Sunday (Mothers Day) I watched for her and figured out...if I keep the blinds down on the window (in the laundry room) and just stick the lens through I wouldn't scare her away :)

It worked. I ended up getting some photo's and video of her in the nest.

I love watching her build and I don't want to disturb the nest but does anyone know how long they stay?

Weeks or months? We would like to use our deck this summer when the warm weather hits :)

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Robin Nest

by Lou
(Texas)

Our Little Family

Our Little Family

For two years now we have been blessed with a robin nest close to our patio.

The birds have built a nest on top of the electric box and under the roof line of the house.

It is a perfect place to raise babies! During the spring storms, the rain doesn't reach the nest and as far as I can tell, nothing is able to get up there to disturb the eggs.

It has been such a gift to me to watch these birds take care of their young. Both years, they have been such good parents!

I hope they come back year after year! Does anyone happen to know if it is possible for the babies to come back to the same nest year after year??

Enjoy the pictures!

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My Robin and Babies

by Wanda Gray
(Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)

Babies Robins Calling To Their Parents....

Babies Robins Calling To Their Parents....

We have a Robin that decided to place its nest on our spare bathroom window. It is the most amazing experience - the nest is about 5 feet above the group (almost eye level).

We have taken pictures everyday, and have been able to watch the entire process from start to finish (we are now in day 7 of the hatched eggs).

The Robins are comfortable with us taking pictures or even viewing them from the bathroom window - and have allowed us to take a few outside pictures as well.

It is amazing to be able to look out my window and have a Robin starring back at me!

Truly one of the most amazing experience we have had....

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Mr. & Mrs. Robin return in 2013

by Frank Ferraro
(Wyomissing, Penna. U.S.A.)

Mrs. Robin

Mrs. Robin

Mrs. Robin Leaves the nest ~ Trio ~ Dinner time!

We have had, for the 2nd year, a Robin's nest perched on our outdoor speaker. Mr. & Mrs. Robin took good care of their three little ones. Actually, there were 4 eggs in the beginning. It was very enjoyable watching them each day.

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A Round, Round Robin!

by Karen Barchent
(Findlay, OH)

Do these feathers make me look fat?

Do these feathers make me look fat?

Do these feathers make me look fat? I think I ate too much! Stop looking at me!

At first I wasn't even sure what I was looking at when I saw this rather rotund robin just standing there with its back to me as I watched from the kitchen window.

I don't believe I have ever seen such a belly on a robin! It must be the mealy worms my husband has been leaving on the flat stone near the bird feeders.

I am hoping that she builds her nest nearby so we can enjoy watching her babies, too!

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Wilds of Manhattan

by Sam
(New York, NY)

We heard some chirping outside of our apartment. It didn't take long to find the nest with 3 eggs. They hatched a few days ago.
We need to be careful opennig the security gate and window...the mother doesn't seem to like the noise.
Caught this picture while she was away.

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