The baby birds have arrived.

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Hello everyone-Close to two weeks ago I did a blog about a robin laying 4 eggs in a tree crotch only about 3' off the ground.

I didn't know how long before they would take to hatch. A very short 2 weeks later and so far two of them have hatched. When I peeked in the first time there was one hatched and one just coming out of the shell, So cool.

I didn't have my camera and when I came back Momma bird was sitting back on the nest so I sat there for a while as so not to disturb her. 

It took me a while before I was able to get the pictures. They are so tiny.  It doesn't really looks like two from the picture but they are very close together. This is my first time seeing baby robins being born. So far mama bird hasn't attacked me she has just flown away.  She comes back as soon as see thinks it is safe.

Now an additional treat was earlier in the day I had checked my bluebird nests. I hadn't seen eggs in either nest when I had checked before but hadn't taken the time to check again until early today and I got another treat and addition to my garden/bird sanctuary.

They are older obviously than the robins and while they only have a hint of blue on them now that will change. . There looks to be 4 but not 100% sure.

I could see the two in the front but they are all snuggled together.  I do hope they survive.  They don't have the survival rate the robins do.

I have lost a few over the years that they have been coming around. What was disturbing was the earwig bugs in there.  Hate those bugs. Hope they don't cause the babies to die. I don't know what has caused them to die but I am praying these 4 survive

 

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Olga Simoncelli
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Sharon, great shots and narrative! For those little babies it will be a struggle to survive; I too hope they make it. I'm always a bit sad when I find feathers on my deck, knowing my hunter cat must've had a wee snack...

May 04, 2015 08:56 AM #16
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Thank you Olga. I hope they don't meet with disaster.  Luckily I have an indoor kitty

May 04, 2015 10:10 AM #17
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Sharon, what great photos!  Apparently, earwigs come out at night to eat plant materials and aphids and seek shelter during the day.  So hopefully, they are just hanging out at the nest site!

May 04, 2015 12:09 PM #18
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Silvia-I did not know that. Thank you

May 04, 2015 12:20 PM #19
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Sharon Lee - so cool to watch them 'grow' - from little eggs to life!

Isn't this world an amazing place?

May 04, 2015 03:04 PM #20
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Praful-It was cool literally watch the one come of it's shell. Three had hatched as of last night and the parents are busy tending to them

May 04, 2015 10:27 PM #21
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They do hatch so fast Sharon and life moves on. Great following this story.

May 04, 2015 11:48 PM #22
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What a treat Nature is giving you, Sharon. I'm sure you're loving the up-close and personal experience with this adorable little winged creatures. :) 

May 05, 2015 12:48 AM #23
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Gary-Indeed they do but they are pretty tiny at birth so I don't think it takes long to develop even to hatch. They are mostly without fur with the exception of a few tufts of wht.

May 05, 2015 12:49 AM #24
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Debb-Indeed it is and I am loving it. Mama bird doesn't like me disturbing her though.

 

May 05, 2015 12:51 AM #25
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That is a cure set of photos Sharon. A sure sign that the Spring is really here.

May 05, 2015 09:20 AM #26
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Thank you Noah. It is indeed

May 05, 2015 09:39 AM #27
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What a joy to watch the birth of birds, and thanks for sharing wonderful photos.    I do not have any nests that I can see in my yard.

May 06, 2015 08:17 AM #28
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Joan-This is the first time I have watch any babies hatch. I have 2 bluebird houses and had a cardinal make a nest in my roses but didn't see any babies

May 06, 2015 08:58 AM #29
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Hi, Sharon...I absolutely love your pictures. I didn't know you had nesting boxes for bluebirds. We have a ton of bluebirds out my way. You will love seeing all of them. 

Feb 26, 2016 10:33 PM #30
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Debbie Laity -Thank you and yes I have 3 bluebird houses and Spring is when I see the bluebirds the most.  Bluebirds are one of my fav birds.

Feb 26, 2016 11:20 PM #31
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Did this batch of baby birds survive?

We have a lot of bluebirds out here during the summer months. They first start coming around in early spring. They are so beautiful. 

Nov 21, 2016 07:26 AM #32
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Debbie Laity -These were actually robins and they all did. Now the bluebirds haven't always survived.  Love my bluebirds.

Nov 21, 2016 09:17 AM #33
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Oh I wasn't specific...my mistake. I was wondering about the bluebirds. 

Nov 21, 2016 09:36 AM #34
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Debbie Laity -I didn't keep track this year like I have in past years.  I have heard them but hadn't looked in their nests. In previous years I had seen a dead baby. So sad.

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