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Robin's Nest on my front Door
#392286 Apr 30th, 2016 at 06:46 AM
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Just on the off chance that I am able to get other photos, I thought to show everyone the 4 eggs in the nest that is in the wreath that is on my front door. On April 22, Momma was still lining the nest with soft things. I took the photo of the 4 eggs on the 28th (as you can see)

I have added masking tape to secure it to the window so it does not get blown off in the storms we are having off & on this week & last. I know I spoke of the nest somewhere but I could not find it when I looked just now, so I will do this instead.

I got this photo one of the times "Momma" left the nest.


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Very cool, Carol.


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so neat

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That is precious...thanks for sharing.


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Here they are by date:

I had 4 eggs. I thought there were only 3 birds that hatched,
but today when I was watching from inside the house, I thought I saw 4 beaks reaching up for food... why
you have to pay attention to the time stamps on the photos.

This 1st photo is to show you where the nest is: (the big blob is Momma Bird)
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sorry this one is not so good:
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I took this today--IMO, they are getting ready to leave the nest
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Very sweet. Are you avoiding using that door?


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Thanks Tina:
Yes we are avoiding using the front door. We use the garage door. I often carry the opener with me when I am out with other people. lol


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I would avoid that door also.
Sweet dreams all. Another day that I don't deserve how tired I am. but...


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yea I understand that, Tina. I sleep anywhere from 6 to 8 hrs. a night & yet I am tired a lot of the day. AND I have a sleep number bed, so I can adjust the firmness if it.. but oh well it is what it is.
Good night all.....


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OMG, that is adorable....thank you so much for sharing. Will you keep the wreath there next year?


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Yes, I think I will...
I discarded last years wreath.
That was sad b/c when the birds form last year came back to build a nest once again. They were smaller, (sparrows) and they could not deal with the gap between the wreath & the window & they left.
Momma Robin did not mind the small gap, & so used this wreath anyway.

I will remove the nest & keep the wreath to put back next spring.


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You've got babies every where! Are these babies flying yet?

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, why yes, yes I do have babies everywhere... lol

No these babies are not flying yet--but I expect it any day now---Mom is having a hard time sitting on them at night to keep them warm. lol


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Below is the photo I took of the 2 baby birdies that I took minutes after their sibling flew off, to begin his/her adventures.


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Then 2 days later on the 24th (yesterday) I went to see how they were doing & I startled them (my bad) & they (first one then the other) flew off. So, today I washed off the front porch steps & such. I left the bird nest up as I want to show it to my Grandsons that are coming to visit in a few days.


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They are so cute. Bye-bye, birdies.


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Tuesday (5-31-16) Momma bird came back & is prepping her nest for the next brood. She picked out the first layer of the nest & is redoing the lining.

I had looked up to see if she would do that...some posted said absolutely NOT & some said they had 1 Robin using the same nest since 2013. So, I thought to give it a week before I took this one down. (although I did clean up the porch & door in the week she was not around.) And, yes she came back. shewinks


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6-6-16 12:22 pm
IF this is the same Mommy Robin she is sure skittish this time around. She flys off at but a shadow.
So, I put the brown paper back up on the inside of the window for her a few days ago.
Well, today I peek under the paper, I see nothing, but then oops, she flys away--(she must have been scrunched way down in the nest)...so I then went out to get the mail & went up on the porch to look & there is one pretty blue Robin's egg. party
Momma had better come back soon.

PS: The other time we could walk by or look in the nest & the Mom seemed not to care....this one does not even like to see a shadow. why


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Spooks easily. But a wonderful thing to see.


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Yes it is..and thankfully there was enough time between broods that I was able to wash the front door & steps.
a win-win all around.


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I have 3 eggs now....I will try to get a photo.....


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Cool!


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here we go. "Momma" does not like it that we are pressure-washing the siding, so she left for a bit---
I took the opportunity to snap a picture.

Here is my second Brood of the season:
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Notice the date stamp...

I used masking tape to secure the wreath to the window so:
a) Momma could build her nest easier &
b) so the storms we were having would not blow away the wreath & nest.


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Robin eggs are a beautiful color. You're a good foster grandmother to them.


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Originally Posted by Tina
Robin eggs are a beautiful color. You're a good foster grandmother to them.


Thanks shewinks


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I was speaking to Rodney tonight and he says the latest brood of birdies are gone now.
I would think that I am done raising robins this year.....


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Two broods is enough. I hope for more for future broods. I love the color of the eggs.


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Thanks, Tina.


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