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Good afternoon everyone. This is a big maple in the front part of my garden and right behind my swing. 

As you will notice in the crotch of that tree there is a birds nest.  It is a new nest this yr and I thought it looked like a robins nest.

It is only about 3-4 ft off the ground. Thought it was pretty low and rather unprotected from predators but I didn't build it so I will just have to keep an eye out for trouble.

 

I was working on that hill in front of it the other day when I spotted a robin sitting on the nest. 

I tried to be careful not to disturb it but she did fly off. Well I had to check it out to see if there were any eggs in it.

Lo and behold there was one lone blue egg. Hmm I was thinking I thought there would be 4 or at least 3. They always show that many in pictures,

 

 

 

Well I continued to work planting some holly's on the hill when I noticed Mama bird back on the nest.

Of course with me going back and forth. She flew off again.  I decided to look in there again and while there wasn't 3 or 4 there was another one.

I learned something about nature and birds because I guess I had the assumption they laid them all at one time.

Not true apparently. I haven't checked to see if there is anymore.  YET!!!

Probably will tomorrow when I am working outside in that area.  It is pretty cool having her so close. Hope they hatch and won't be killed by a cat or a hawk or any other kind of predator.

SPRING HAS INDEED SPRUNG IN MY NECK OF THE WOODS.

 

 

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Lenn Harley
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 Don't get too close or you might experience the thrill of being DIVE BOMBED by Robin Mom.

Apr 25, 2015 10:04 PM #25
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Wanda-So far I have never had a robin come after me but I know they are territorial. I would have liked to see that with the kitty. Funny indeed.  I am not sure how long before they hatch but I will keep you updated.

Michael-Thank you and I agree.

Lenn-I will be careful. I didn't know robins did that. I know barn swallows do.

Apr 25, 2015 10:23 PM #26
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Yes.  Robins do.  I speak from personal experience.  A Robin built a nest in my mailbox while I was at work on day.  When I went to open the front door, I was attacked. 

Either the Robin was protecting their next or they wanted some of my hair for the next. 

Apr 26, 2015 12:46 AM #27
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LOL Lenn. Love your sense of humor and glad you are OK. Your nest was even closer than the one I have here. So far she has join flown the coop but then again they haven't hatched yet.

Apr 26, 2015 12:48 AM #28
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A sure sign that Spring has arrived Sharon. Those blues eggs are really cute.

Apr 26, 2015 02:00 AM #29
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Noah-I agree. Robins have been here a while but this is the first nest I have seen. Generally they are hidden better.

Apr 26, 2015 02:34 AM #30
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Hello Sharon ... love your post, catchy title and wonderful photos 

Apr 26, 2015 03:06 AM #31
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Sharon- I love the blue of the robin's eggs.  How lucky are you!  And, yes, to ditto what Lenn said be careful so you're not dive-bombed by a protective mother.  That happened to me out at Green Cay and it hurt!!

Apr 26, 2015 03:15 AM #32
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Hi Bob-Thank you I appreciate that

Kathy-So do I and I do feel blessed, I will be aware especially once they hatch

Apr 26, 2015 04:36 AM #33
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How exciting Sharon Lee I hope you get a full compliment of four little ones.

Apr 26, 2015 06:17 AM #34
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Toni-This will be the first time I have watched the process. I hope it all goes well.

Apr 26, 2015 07:23 AM #35
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What beautiful blue robin eggs... they look like colored easter eggs :)

 

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Rebecca-Beautiful indeed. A bit smaller than Easter eggs though.

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Sharon, ohhhhh how exciting!!! I LOVE spring and this is just one of the many reasons why. You and I would be so very protective...I wonder how long before they hatch? And like you, I was assuming my duck family would be, well...more of a FAMILY, not just 3!

 

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OH, 4! Ooops...I didn't read that til I had already commented. Have you got the cam going?? Inquiring minds want to know!

May 01, 2015 07:17 AM #39
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Gayle-Not sure but not yet. I will be keeping an eye out for them. Need to get that cam going but then I wouldn't know how to share it. One of those things I just get and don't do anything with. I will have to change that. huh.

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That is the way birds do it...one egg at a time. I'm not joking. I've raised chickens and I've incubated the eggs. It's really funny how a next of eggs can be laid over a week's time, but the eggs all hatch within about a day. 

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Hi Debbie Laity -This was the first time witnessing this so I had not idea but they hatched fast and then flew the coop faster too. Amazing.

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Well I'm back after taking a couple of days off from The Rain. I've just been so busy and I needed to cut back on a few things. 

How are things going for you?

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Debbie Laity -I figured you were swamped. I missed you. I am hanging in there. It is getting closer every day to me being outta here.

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