Sunday, June 2, 2013

the baby robins are here!

On May 20th, there were a total of four blue robin's eggs in the nest.
I knew it wouldn't be much longer...less than two weeks until hatching, from what I'd read.

 When Mama Robin didn't budge when I went out onto the porch this morning,
I just knew that the babies were here.

When Mama flew away, I was able to lift down the hanging planter and get a shot
of the miracle of newborn robins in the nest.

The little guy on the left scared me. I found him on the porch, underneath the
planter. I thought he was dead until I detected the slight movement of his sides
going in and out. I gently picked him up and put him back in the nest and slipped
quietly back inside the house, hoping that Mama Robin would hurry and come back
to the nest and keep the babies warm, possibly reviving this near-death baby.

I checked on the babies later in the day, and I'm happy to report that all four were
alive and well and had their beaks sticking up in the air, waiting for food!

 In other news, the retreat I went to over the weekend was awesome. Not restful,
but plenty of food for the spirit. This morning when I turned on my laptop, I was
greeted with what's called The Blue Screen of Death. In other words, my computer
won't boot up - I just get a blank, blue screen. I'm running in Safe Mode for now.
A friend of mine will hopefully be working on my computer tomorrow and even
more hopeful that she can fix it.


  1. Amazing Melanie . . . a thrill for me to see so I can imagine how excited you must be . . . I hope you'll beable to get more pictures!

    1. Yes, it's very exciting to be able to watch all this unfold right before my eyes. I've been taking pictures every day!

  2. Baby birds are both creepy looking and cute at the same time. You did a good job capturing their photo. Hope you are lucky enough to see them learning to fly.

    1. I agree that they're "so ugly that they're cute"!

  3. Hope your computer issues get worked out. You are getting great shots of those baby birds...isn't it amazing how hard Mama Robin works to keep those babies fed... Nature is fascinating! keep those photos coming. Love, Penny

    1. I don't know what happened, but the next day I turned my laptop on and all was fine! Holding my breath.

  4. Gorgeous photos, Melanie! Those eggs in the nest are just the prettiest thing! Next to the baby birds, that is. :)

  5. Melanie,
    Great photos!! Isn't this such an amazing process-and they will grow so incredibly fast!! Watch out!
    Thank you for this fun opportunity!
    Happy Hugs-

  6. The baby birds are so cute and funny. I love their little round tummies!


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