Robin's in Whipped Topping Tub
by Ginger Favret
(Watertown NY USA)
One morning after a real windy evening we found that a robin's nest had blown out of the maple tree in our back yard.
About a foot away from the nest were two baby robins. They were nothing but fuzz balls and couldn't lift their heads. The day was extremely hot with high 90's temperatures.
We were heart broken to see the little ones lying there in the heat but we thought it best to leave them and let nature take its' course but then we couldn't take it any longer.
We decided we had to do something to try to save them. We took a Whipped Topping container and nailed it to the crotch of the tree about 7' up. We realized this wasn't an ideal spot for the nest but it was the best we could do.
Husband then, with gloves, picked up the baby birds and gently placed them in the nest which he then placed into the Whipped Topping container.
It didn't take long for the mother to discover her babies and she and the adult male are tending to the babies nicely.
At first the adult robins were skittish about my husband and I being in our own back yard but now they are trusting us knowing we are not going to harm their little ones.
Maybe it was because my husband said to them. " Who the heck do you think saved your babies and put them up the tree for you".
It has been 3 days and so far all are doing well. They are a pleasure to watch.