Mrs Robin has another nest….

Just to update you all and let you know that Mrs. Robin has made another nest in exactly the same place… In the car port on the stereo!

Eggs were laid Thursday Night and I am keeping a close eye on her.

Those of you who read my previous adventures of Mrs. Robin and her babies will be pleased to know that the babies are still alive. All four of them can be seen in my garden feeding daily.

I love nature… and can’t wait to bring you more posts on this subject.

Who knew that Mrs. robin laid eggs for than once a year? Not me!

Mrs. Robin’s Nest is getting crowded…

and they are getting very vocal!

I have been able to capture a few pics to post over the past very busy few days here. Every snap I take the less space in that nest there is. I was able to snap one this morning…

May 14th 2011

May 16th, 2011

It is very wet here today and Mrs. Robin is strutting about with big worms hanging out of her beak. I wish I could capture her on camera for you to see, but she is very camera-shy and flies very fast!

So as I am sitting here the noise the other side of the door is incredibly loud for such young birds…

I sneak a peek out of the window to see them flying out the nest and on to the floor. Mrs. Robin is perched on the side of the nest with another big worm chirping very loud, “Get back here you idiots, there is a big white thing with four legs that lives in this garden and he might think you are a chew toy”!

I am not sure if that was their “Maiden flight” I really hope their little wings can carry them back up to the nest!

It seems the baby birds were not strong enough to fly back to the nest… as of 3pm this afternoon Mrs. Robin was rounding them all up like a sheepdog with a big worm still hanging out of her mouth, Mr. Robin was also there to make sure they went exactly where she wanted them.

The last I saw them they had made it to the side garden under the bird feeders by the compost heap.  I hope that this is not the last I have seen of my baby birds.

Robins Nest Update…

I am loving watching this develop it is quite the Nature Program in my Carport!

I can hear David Attenborough narrating in my head as I step over to see what is going on.

Yesterday, as I sneaked a peak I was completely shocked at how full the nest now looked. Those young birds seem to be growing right in front of my eyes.

I snapped a few shots with my iPhone to compare them to the photos taken in my post on May 9. You can see for yourself that there are not 3, but 4 young Robins in the nest, Ok so I obviously missed an egg when I was counting!

Mrs Robin is quite the Mummy, she never stops picking at the ground in search of food for these very hungry babies of hers, I was thinking how lucky I was not to have to fed my young like that and watch them grow so fast. I wonder when they will fly the nest!

Mrs Robin is also quite the guard of the nest… when I am a few feet in the garden minding my own business she will stay perched on the side of the nest with the babies, not bothered by my presence what so ever.

However, when I move in near to the rubbish bin she will fly to the fence. Quietly she waits and when she thinks I have spent too much time in there she will tell me! She gets very vocal until I buzz off back to where I belong!

Here are the snaps for you to see.

Pics Taken May 11, 2011 – Just 2 days later

Today they are even bigger!!!!

I will check on them again tomorrow 🙂

My quiet place, introducing…

my garden!

I love my garden, I love my deck… I love sitting out there and just listening.

I have great plans for this little place of mine. I was hoping to start a vegetable garden again this year. My eye problem has put me back a few weeks so I may just be a little late.

I have planted 3 Blueberry bushes and hope to see something on them next year.

Alannah planted some Tomato seeds in and upside down Tomato grower fingers crossed she remembers to water them!

Lots are happening in my back garden at the moment.

Last spring we had a little tiny Bunny arrive, we call him Thumper and he decided to live under our deck…. spring sprung and he has been out chomping on the grass and Clover. He is not shy and quite a character. It is not unusual for us to see Thumper munching just a few feet away from the lazing Dog.

Today as I was putting out the washing, Thumper was in the Carport, under my Jeep.

Also in the Carport, on top of the old stereo we have out there Mr & Mrs Robin have built a nest.

We noticed it just 2 weeks ago, I sneaked a quick peak and saw 3 eggs bright, blue and beautiful. This nest is right next to our back door, Son # 2 is a big softie and loves animals… he quickly made a sign to go on the inside of door to remind us not to use it so the Mummy Robin could sit on her eggs undisturbed.

Last week, Son # 1 announced he was in the Carport and heard faint chirping…. a few days later I inspected the happenings in the nest and to my amazement saw 3 tiny beaks peaking right over the top of the nest ONE wide open.

Mr & Mrs Robin watch us when we are about in our garden, they let us go by with no panic. I love to watch them collecting worms for the young.

Mr Woody Woodpecker lives in the top of our Tulip tree. I saw him yesterday, but was unable to snap a picture of him. Woodpeckers are not as big as I imagined however, they make a lot of noise. Have you ever had a Woodpecker try to enter your bedroom through the wall?  This happened to me last year and I thought some guy with a pneumatic drill was by my head. Yes, this scared the living shit out of me and I very quickly hung old CD’s from fishing wiring on the outside of the house to scare the little bugger away. My fingers are crossed that he doesn’t decide he wants to see me at the crack of dawn again this year!

I hope you enjoyed my quiet place!