Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The new quads

Mama Robin has done her job!! We have four ugly-ass robin babies in the tree outside! I haven't heard any sounds from them yet - I was becoming afraid that all the eggs had died! But there they were when I finally disturbed Mama to take a look!

Today's harbor view is brought to you by the letter C:

And a couple shots out in our tiny garden:


12 comments:

Fe-lady said...

Very nice pix! I just spent the morning in a pre-school classroom where we observed japanese quail chicks the whole morning. Must be spring! (I have to say, the quail are much cuter than the new-born robins tho!)

mipper said...

pretty pics, even the Robins. we ahd a nest on our porch last year, some kind of finch or sparrow or something. anyway, they had two clutches of eggs. the first set had five birds and the second had three. they were fluffier and cuter than the robins at first, but annoying when they got big enough to poop everywhere. this year we put a brick in their old nesting spot when we saw mama and daddy flying around the porch again. mean, maybe... but i got sick of washing my porch daily of bird poop.

at leas tyou robin is considerate enough to use a bush.

your flowers are gorgeous. see, in my yard, we are really good at growing weeds. :)

Mojo said...

Great pictures! Mama robin had a great hatch rate, all the eggs hatched, right?

I hate to say it but the blue eggs are much prettier than the hatchlings. They ARE ugly!

TriFeist said...

Just wait until the robins mix up their days and nights. Hopefully they will be cuter then. Our local cardinal has that problem, the singing at 2AM problem. He better stay hidden.

nancytoby said...

I'm assuming those are all robins in there.... don't mockingbirds put their eggs in other nests? We have a lot of those around here!

Granny said...

Mockingbirds do but their eggs are bigger and so are the chicks I think.

I've heard that a mockingbird chick will push the other babies out and take over.

Granny said...

I think cuckoos do too but I'm not sure.

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Wonderful pictures.

Kewl Nitrox said...

So exciting to have robin chicks in your garden! We once had a nest with two nestlings (local birds) - the kids and I watched them grow up and fly away. Very educational.

Chris said...

Yay for mother robin!!! :)

'Zilla said...

love the pics! Spring has sprung!

I see a pasta! (that's what I used to call hastas, and still do to my mother's amazement)

:)

Dianne W. said...

No fair! My peony is a tiny fingertip sized dot on the soil - and YOURS is ready to bloom.